Commonwealth National Podcast

Annual Bank of America-Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast (1/14/2009)


Robert Reich, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor; Author, The Work of Nations and Supercapitalism; Economic Advisor to President-Elect Barack Obama; Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley

As the economy nose-dives into a crisis of unknown depths, hear renowned economist and former Secretary of Labor Reich lay out his thoughts on what lurks around the financial corner in 2009. Drawing on his years of experience both in and out of the political sphere, and sifting through the mountain of financial data, fiscal indicators, and government spin, Reich – who has been rumored as a contender for a position in the Obama administration – will cut through the hysteria and hyperbole to reveal where we’re headed in ’09.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on January 14, 2009.