Robert Reich (Home Department: Goldman School of Public Policy)
Friday 12:00-2:00, 150 Wheeler (4 units), Class number: 26197
This course is also listed as Public Policy C103

This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of both the organization of the political economy in the United States and of other advanced economies, and why the distribution of earnings, wealth, and opportunity have been diverging in the United States and in other nations. It also is intended to provide insights into the political and public-policy debates that have arisen in light of this divergence, as well as possible means of reversing it.

The course has no prerequisites and is open to all undergraduates, but anyone enrolling should be prepared to think hard, read deeply, question preconceived notions, and work.


This course may be used to satisfy the Social and Behavioral Sciences or Philosophy and Values breadth requirement in Letters and Science.