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Wednesday, Nov 6 2013

Robert Reich was named one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century by Time magazine, is the author of two bestselling books, and currently serves as a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley. But who cares about all of that? The real reasons to go see Reich are his unabashedly liberal views and his skill at putting them into words. Reich's columns in the Sunday Chronicle are the type of thing a San Franciscan might email to a grumpy, Tea Party-infatuated uncle who lives in the "real America." He gleefully points out that "Obamacare" started as a Republican idea, that the concept of full-time Walmart workers living on food stamps is, essentially, corporate welfare, and that "95 percent of the economic gains since the recovery began in 2009 have gone to the top one percent." Sure, in the Bay Area this probably amounts to preaching to the choir, but sometimes, that's the best kind of preaching there is. Especially for members of the choir.

Wed., Nov. 20, 6 p.m., 2013

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