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Robert FrankIn Supercapitalism, Robert B. Reich argues that the current political debate in the United States is drowning in misdirected moral outrage. We cannot hope to solve our problems, he says, without first understanding the forces that have caused them…Supercapitalism is a grand debunking of the conventional wisdom in the style of John Kenneth Galbraith…the main thrust of Reich's argument is right on target. Those who seize their opportunities in highly competitive environments tend to survive and prosper. "To confuse greed with opportunity," he writes, "is to confound desire with availability." It's often useful to get angry when things aren't going well. But moral outrage is counterproductive unless directed at the right targets. By focusing our attention on those who continue to block effective campaign finance reform, Reich shows that he can spot a worthy target when he sees one.
—The New York Times