Robert B. Reich is an economist, professor, author and political commentator. He was born in Scranton, Pa., and went to high school in New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and won a Rhodes Scholarship to study philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University, where he first met Bill Clinton.

He also holds a law degree from Yale Law School, where he was the editor of the Yale Law Journal, and taught at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.