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 the twentieth century. He has written fiften books, including the best-sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, Beyond Outrage and, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of The American Prospect magazine, 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." He's co-creator of the Netflix original documentary "Saving Capitalism," which is streaming now.

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Zuckerberg’s Facebook sends Trump’s unfiltered lies to 43 percent of Americans, for whom Facebook is a source of news. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Should Facebook and Twitter Stop Trump’s Lies?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll run political ads even if false. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’ll stop running political ads. Dorsey has the correct approach, but this entire debate about ads skirts the bigger question: Who’s responsible for protecting democracy from big, dangerous lies?...
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"As bad as it looks – as despairing as you can sometimes feel – the great strength of this country is our resilience," writes Reich. "We bounce back. We will again. We already are." (Image: Inequality Media) Views
Monday, January 13, 2020
Why I'm Still Hopeful and Not Done Fighting for a More Just Society
If climate change, nuclear standoffs, assault weapons, hate crimes, mass killings, Russian trolls, near-record inequality, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump in the White House don’t occasionally cause you feelings of impending doom, you’re not human. But I want you to remember...
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Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, is another member of the Business Roundtable. Just weeks after he made the commitment to all his stakeholders, Whole Foods, an Amazon subsidiary, announced it would be cutting medical benefits for its entire part-time workforce. Views
Sunday, December 29, 2019
The Biggest Business Con of 2019: Fleecing Workers While Bosses Get Rich
Corporate social responsibility is the second-biggest con of 2019 (Donald Trump remains in first place). Consider Boeing, whose board just fired its CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, in order “to restore confidence in the company moving forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators, customers,...
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"New technologies advancing toward our workplace shouldn't reduce the standard of living of Americans. They should raise our standard of living," writes Reich. "But that won't happen automatically." (Image: Inequality Media) Views
Thursday, December 26, 2019
5 Ways to Stop Corporations From Ruining the Future of Work
Artificial intelligence, robots, and other advanced technologies are already transforming the world of work – and their impact is just beginning. They’ll grow the economy and make it more efficient. But unless American workers are involved, that growth and technological change will benefit only...
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The only tricks left to Trump and the Republicans are stoking social and racial resentments and claiming to be foes of the establishment. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
How Trump Has Betrayed the Working Class
For a century the GOP has been bankrolled by big business and Wall Street. Trump wants to keep the money rolling in. His signature tax cut, two years old last Sunday, has helped U.S. corporations score record profits and the stock market reach all-time highs. To spur even more corporate generosity...
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Warren and Sanders know the system is rigged and that economic and political power must be reallocated from a corporate-Wall Street elite to the vast majority. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
America’s Next President: Warren Sanders
There aren’t twenty Senate Republicans with enough integrity to remove the most corrupt president in American history, so we’re going to have to get rid of Trump the old-fashioned way—by electing a Democrat next November 3. That Democrat will be Warren Sanders. Although there are differences...
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The two of them have degraded and corrupted American democracy. We need them both out. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, December 02, 2019
Who Is Worse: Donald Trump or Mitch McConnell?
He’s maybe the most dangerous politician of my lifetime. He’s helped transform the Republican Party into a cult, worshiping at the altar of authoritarianism. He’s damaged our country in ways that may take a generation to undo. The politician I’m talking about, of course, is Mitch McConnell. Two...
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
The Myth of Voter Fraud—And the Truth About What's Threatening Our Elections
Donald Trump and his enablers have been making claims of widespread voter fraud, alleging millions of people are voting illegally in order to rig our elections. Baloney. Let’s look at the facts and debunk their myths once and for all. They claim millions of Americans are voting twice, using...
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 The United States ranks near the bottom for life span and infant mortality—all while paying more per capita than nearly every other nation. Or maybe you’re one of the 30 million Americans who don’t have any health insurance coverage at all. (Image: Inequality Media / MoveOn) Views
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Republicans (and Even Some Democrats) Trying to Scare You Away From Medicare for All Are Peddling Rubbish
Republicans and even some Democrats are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it’s going to dismantle health care as we know it and it will cost way too much. Rubbish. The typical American family now spends $6,000 on health insurance premiums each year. Add in the co-payments and...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Massive Power, Dangerous Lies, and Why Corporations Like Facebook Must Be Broken Up
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook says he’ll run political ads even if they are false. Jack Dorsey of Twitter says he’ll stop running political ads altogether. Dorsey has the correct approach but the debate skirts the bigger question: Who is responsible for protecting democracy from big, dangerous lies?...
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