Robert Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. Reich has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism, and most recently, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future. He is Chairman of the citizen’s group Common Cause and is familiar to many as a frequent commentator for Marketplace on National Public Radio and for his syndicated columns and television appearances. His forthcoming book is Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.
Mark Bittman covers food policy, cooking and eating as an Opinion columnist for the New York Times. As New York Times Magazine‘s lead food writer, he wrote The Minimalist for thirteen years, a column with straightforward recipes and commonsense advice about technique and taste. He has also authored more than a dozen cookbooks.