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Patt Morrison Asks: Robert Reich, Pre-Occupied
Patt Morrison Asks: Robert Reich, Pre-Occupied

Robert Reich has worked in a lot of big white buildings -- in the Senate, as an intern to Robert F. Kennedy; in the office of then-Solicitor General Robert Bork; in the Ford and Carter administrations; and as labor secretary to President Clinton. Now the political economist works in another set of big white buildings, teaching at UC Berkeley, where his "Wealth and Poverty" class is as overbooked as a bargain flight to Paris, and where he dotes on his 3-year-old granddaughter, to whom he dedicated his latest book, "Aftershock": "To Ella Reich-Sharpe, and her generation." You spoke at Occupy events here in L.A. and in the Bay Area. What has the Occupy movement...