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Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Robert Reich, is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time magazine named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. His book include:  "Aftershock" (2011), "The Work of Nations" (1992), "Beyond Outrage" (2012) and, "Saving Capitalism" (2016). He is also a founding editor of The American Prospect magazine, former chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, "Inequality For All." Reich's newest book is "The Common Good" (2019). He's co-creator of the Netflix original documentary "Saving Capitalism," which is streaming now.

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This Isn't a Labor Shortage—It's a Strike by Workers Kicked in the Face by Low Wages for Too Long

A lot of those now out of work simply don’t want to return to backbreaking, low-wage shit jobs. Why should they?

Robert Reich ·


Democrats Will Have No Excuse If They Blow Chance to End Child Poverty

Poverty is a policy choice. Congress must make the Child Tax Credit permanent.

Robert Reich ·


This Anti-Democratic, Unconstitutional Filibuster Must Be Destroyed

Every time Republicans use or defend the filibuster they're directly violating the Constitution—the document they claim to be dedicated to.

Robert Reich ·


Americans Are Sleepwalking Into Completion of Trump's Unfinished Coup

As the former president continues to stoke his base with his big lie that the election was stolen, GOP lawmakers are adding fuel to the fire, pushing more Americans into Trump’s paranoid nightmare.

Robert Reich ·


"Freedom" Does Not Mean Putting Our Children at Risk During a Pandemic

America's children shouldn't be held hostage to a partisan political brawl. It's time we focused solely on their learning and their safety.

Robert Reich ·


The Only Real Socialism in the US Is Corporate Welfare

We do have socialism in this country—but it's not Democrats' policies. The real socialism is corporate welfare.

Robert Reich ·


False Equivalence: The Media's Dangerous Bias

The media equating both sides, one "left" and one "right," suggests there's a moderate middle between hate and inclusion, between democracy and proto-fascism.

Robert Reich ·


The Republican Party Is an Enemy to American Families

Mike Lee's Republican Party—the putative party of "family values"—doesn't support needy families.

Robert Reich ·

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