Sat. May 18th, 2024

Robert Reich’s UC Berkeley Course on Wealth & Poverty Is Free Online




Once the Secretary of Labor under the Clinton Administration, Robert Reich spent 17 years teaching at UC Berkeley. This past spring, he taught his final course there, and it’s now available online. Above, you can stream 14 lectures from “Wealth and Poverty,” a course “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.” Usually attended by 750 Berkeley undergraduates, the course is also “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.”

“Wealth and Poverty” will be added to our list of free Economics courses, a subset of our larger collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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