Hear Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor under President Clinton, and professor Charles Reynolds, on this edition of Fresh Air.
Robert Reich's new book is Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life. In the book, he considers these questions: "Why has capitalism become so triumphant and democracy so enfeebled? Are these two trends connected? What, if anything, can be done to strengthen democracy?"
Then, Charles Reynolds, a professor of psychiatry, neurology, and neuroscience at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine. He is director of the NIMH-funded Intervention Research Center for Late-Life Mood Disorders. He's co-authored a new book about depression in the elderly and how to treat it: Living Longer Depression Free: A Family Guide to Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Depression in Later Life. [Broadcast Date: September 11, 2007]