Wednesday, October 21, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)
An Evening with Robert Reich in conversation with Roger McNamee- Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre /New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village- 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404
PURCHASE TICKETS: $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/$45 Reserved Section Seating + Reich’s book/ $95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + Reich’s book
Robert B. Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations and has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into twenty-two languages, and the best sellers Supercapitalism and Locked in the Cabinet. His articles have appeared inThe New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-creator of the award-winning film Inequality for All. He is also chair of the national governing board of Common Cause. Read his blog.
Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few is a passionate yet practical, sweeping yet minutely argued, myth-shattering breakdown of what’s wrong with our political-economic system, and what it will take to fix it. Perhaps no one is better acquainted with the intersection of finance and politics than Robert B. Reich, and now he reveals the cycles of power and influence that have perpetuated a new American oligarchy, a shrinking middle class, and the greatest income inequality and wealth disparity in eighty years. He makes clear how centrally problematic our veneration of the “free market” is, and how it has masked the power of the moneyed interests to tilt the market to their benefit. He exposes the falsehoods that have been bolstered by the corruption of our democracy by big corporations and the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street– that all workers are paid what they’re “worth,” a higher minimum wage equals fewer jobs, corporations must serve shareholders before employees. Ever the pragmatist, Reich sees hope for reversing our slide toward inequality and diminished opportunity by shoring up the countervailing power of everyone else. Here is a revelatory indictment of our economic status quo and an empowering call to civic action.
Roger McNamee is a co-founder of Elevation Partners. He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates, where he managed the top-ranked Science & Technology Fund and co-managed the New Horizons Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. In 2004, Roger and his partners launched Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology. McNamee is a frequent commentator on CNBC on tech sector investing.
Roger performs more than 100 concerts a year in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System, where he plays bass and guitar. Moonalice pioneered the use of social media in music, inventing such applications as Twittercast concerts, Moonalice radio on Twitter, live MoonTunes (video) concerts, and the Moonalice Couch Tour. Moonalice’s single, It’s “4:20 Somewhere,” has been downloaded 4.6 million times. Roger is the author of The New Normal:The New Normal: Great Opportunities in a Time of Risk published in 2004 by Portfolio (Penguin Books), and The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1 – 5; Volume 6 will be published in time for the holidays. Roger is a co-founder of the Tembo Preserve and the Haight Street Art Center. He serves on the board of directors of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Museum. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.