Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He has written thirteen books, including the bestsellers Aftershock and The Work of Nations. His latest, Beyond Outrage, is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect and chairman of Common Cause. His new film, Inequality for All, is now available on Netflix, iTunes, DVD and On Demand.
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Robert Reich: We’re Living Under the Cruelest Form of Capitalism in the World
Wealth inequality has spiraled out of control. It's time to end this vicious cycle.
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Robert Reich: Blame Chipotle, Not Workers, for the Price of Your Burrito
Republicans claim stimulus payments have forced employers to overcompensate for a labor shortage. But the only shortage is of jobs that pay a living wage.
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Robert Reich: Don't Buy the GOP's Phony Anti-Corporate Turn
Republicans may lash out at Coca-Cola for being too "woke," but they have no interest in challenging big business' grip on our politics.
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Robert Reich: How Mitch McConnell’s Republicans Are Destroying America
While a lethal pandemic and economic crisis wreak havoc on working families, McConnell and the GOP are dead set on protecting business interests and enriching the wealthy.
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Robert Reich: Break Up Facebook (and, While We’re At It, Google, Apple and Amazon)
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Robert Reich: The GOP Tax Bill Is Everything That’s Wrong With Our Democracy
The Republican plan will hurt the poor, enrich the wealthy and make GOP campaign donors very happy.
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Robert Reich: Trump and the GOP’s New Tax Plan Is a Giant Gift to the 1%
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Robert Reich: Why Putting Steve Bannon on the National Security Council Is So Terrifying
The dangers of "America First."
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Robert Reich: It’s Time to Dismantle the Democratic Party and Start Anew
Trump's victory only confirms that the Democratic Party as it stands is a corporate fundraising machine that doesn't speak to the needs of working people. We need to build a party that actually represents the working class.
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Robert Reich: The Real Scandal of Trump Paying No Taxes
It’s not just that Trump worked the system—it’s that it was all perfectly legal.
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Robert Reich: Why a Single-Payer Healthcare System is Inevitable
Private markets for health insurance pose a structural problem, and Obamacare can't fix it.
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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire Wins Show that People Are Sick of the Establishment
It's not about growing extremism. It's about a frustration with the status quo.
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Robert Reich: Why Hillary Clinton Is Wrong for Refusing To Resurrect Glass-Steagall
Resurrection of the Glass-Steagall Act has become an important policy difference between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
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How Flexible Scheduling Is Making American Workers’ Lives Miserable
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Hillary Clinton Is Saying the Right Words on Income Inequality. But Will She Do Anything About It?
This is a defining moment for Democrats—and for Clinton.
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Robert Reich: The ‘Sharing Economy’? More Like the ‘Share the Crumbs’ Economy
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Robert Reich: Without Reeling In Wall Street, the Middle Class Is Doomed
It’s nice that presidential aspirants are talking about rebuilding America’s middle class. But to be credible, candidates must take clear aim at Wall Street.