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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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Amid Lies of Trump and Sessions, 7 Truths About Immigration
Amid President Donald Trump's escalating lies , here are a few realities: 1. A record high of 75 percent of Americans now say immigration is a “good thing” for the country . 2. America needs more immigrants, not fewer, because our population is rapidly aging. 3. Historically, new immigrants have...
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Wednesday, July 04, 2018
How To Prevent Future Trumps
Why did so many working class voters choose a selfish, thin-skinned, petulant, lying, narcissistic, boastful, megalomaniac for president? It’s important to know, because we need to stop more Trumps in the future. The answer lies in the interplay between deep-seated racism and stagnant and declining...
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Engage in non-violent civil disobedience. Fight lies with truth. Join the resistance. (Photo: David Geitgey Sierralupe/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
What We Must Do Now
My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and environmental destruction have been let loose across the land. Trump controls the Republican Party, the Republican Party controls the House and Senate, and Trump may soon control the Supreme Court. But here’s...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Donald Trump's Dastardly Fourth of July
On this coming Fourth of July, it’s worth pondering the true meaning of American patriotism – as opposed to the malignant, distorted view of it propounded by Donald J. Trump. For Trump, the central challenge of American patriotism is to secure our borders. “Without borders, there can be no nation...
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"Don’t fall for the reality-TV spectacles he creates." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Monday, June 18, 2018
To the Press, After 18 Months of Trump
1. Stop treating Trump’s tweets as news. 2. Don’t believe a single word that comes out of his mouth. 3. Don’t fall for the reality-TV spectacles he creates. (For example, his meeting with Kim Jong-un.) They’re not news, either. 4. Don’t let his churlish thin-skinned vindictive narcissistic rants...
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"The military budget has become bloated with waste and abuse. According to the Pentagon’s own internal figures, the department could save at least $125 billion by reducing operational overhead." (Photo: David B. Gleason/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, June 15, 2018
The Military Industrial Drain
As Trump stokes tensions around the world, he’s adding fuel to the fire by demanding even more Pentagon spending. It’s a dangerous military buildup intended to underwrite endless wars and enrich defense contractors, while draining money from investment in the American people. President Dwight D...
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"The only legal way to constrain Trump is to vote for a Congress, this November, that will stand up to him. And then, in November 2020, vote him and his regime out of office."(Reuters/Larry Downing) Views
Monday, June 11, 2018
The Constitutional Crisis Is Now
I keep hearing that if Trump fires Mueller we’ll face a constitutional crisis. Or if Mueller subpoenas Trump to testify and Trump defies the subpoena, it’s a constitutional crisis. Or if Mueller comes up with substantial evidence that Trump is guilty of colluding with Russia or of obstructing...
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"Nor has he shown any interest in unifying the nation, or speaking to the nation as a whole. Instead, he periodically throws red meat to his overwhelmingly white, rural, and older base." (Photo: Johnny Louis/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
A Second American Civil War?
Imagine that an impeachment resolution against Trump passes the House. Trump claims it’s the work of the “deep state.” Fox News’s Sean Hannity demands every honest patriot take to the streets. Rightwing social media call for war. As insurrection spreads, Trump commands the armed forces to side with...
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Saturday, June 02, 2018
Why the Only Answer is to Break Up the Biggest Wall Street Banks
On Wednesday, Federal bank regulators proposed to allow Wall Street more freedom to make riskier bets with federally-insured bank deposits – such as the money in your checking and savings accounts. The proposal waters down the so-called “Volcker Rule” (named after former Fed chair Paul Volcker, who...
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 "There’s no strategy. Only a thin-skinned narcissist needing flattery and fearing ridicule." (Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
America’s Megalomaniac
I spent last week at a conference in South Korea, during which time Trump went from seeking a meeting with Kim Jong Un to cancelling it, then suggesting it might be back on. “What does Trump want?” South Korean officials at the conference kept asking me. Notably, no one asked what the United States...
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