by Sukey HowardMarch, 2001
Robert B. Reich, former secretary of labor, is an astute assessor of our economy and our lives. In The Future of Success he takes a clear-eyed look at what we have, what we strive for and what it costs us. Never before have so many had access to so much; the better deal that all Americans insist on from airline tickets to jobs is easier and faster to come by than ever before. But the dizzying prosperity of the new economy takes a high toll. We work more hours, leaving fewer for family, friends and community; we're harried and uncertain about the future; we don't always know how to balance making a living with making a life. In this audio, read by the author, Reich explains how we got here and how to readjust our expectations.
Sukey Howard reports each month on spoken word audio.