Bill Moyers: LISTEN: Robert Reich on What We've (Not) Learned From Watergate
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Originally posted at BillMoyers.com
Common Cause held a conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of Watergate last week. Kicking it off was economist Robert Reich, former secretary of labor under President Clinton. In this audio exclusive at the event, Moyers & Company senior writer Michael Winship talks with Reich about the ways in which Washington has changed since Watergate, and how the influence of money continues to corrupt politics and exacerbate income inequality in America.
produced by John Light
At the conference, Reich said that, during the crisis, the rest of the government and the American people rose to the occasion in the way our democracy's founders would have hoped. There was campaign finance reform, increased transparency and limits placed on presidential power but, he added, in recent years, much of what was accomplished post-Watergate has come undone.
Listen in on the conversation above, and/or read the transcript below.
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