Robert Reich, a former US secretary of labor, is professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few and The Common Good. His new book, The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It, is out now. He is a columnist for Guardian US
By Robert Reich, The Guardian blog
People in public life tend to fall into one of two broad categories – those motivated by principle, and those motivated by power. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday night at the age of 87, exemplified the first.