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: 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.