How Citizens United got us Trump

Why the past 10 years were the anti-democracy decade.

SOURCERobert Reich

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why the past 10 years were the anti-democracy decade, beginning with the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and ending with Donald Trump in the White House.


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Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fourteen books, including the best sellers "Aftershock", "The Work of Nations," and"Beyond Outrage," and, his most recent, "Saving Capitalism." He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, co-founder of the nonprofit Inequality Media and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, Inequality for All.