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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Sunday, November 18, 2018
With GOP Once More Running Economy Into the Ground, Time to Start Worrying About the Next Crash
Sorry to deliver the news, but it’s time to worry about the next crash. The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the economy. Most Americans are still living in the shadow of the Great Recession that started in December 2007 and...
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Medicare for All is the cheapest and best direction for the country. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Now Is the Time for Medicare for All
In the midterm elections, most Democrats who were elected or reelected to the House supported Medicare for All. As Trump and Republicans in Congress try to undermine the Affordable Care Act and raise the costs of health care, the American people continue to push back. Over 70% of Americans–and even...
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Between 2010 and 2017, according to Brookings, nearly half of the America’s employment growth centered in just 20 large metro areas, now home to about a third of the U.S. population. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP) Views
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Amazon Is Everything That's Wrong With America
While America was fixated on the most tumultuous midterm election in modern history, Amazon reportedly decided that its much-vaunted “second headquarters” would be split between Long Island City in Queens, and Crystal City, across the Potomac from Washington, D.C. What does Amazon’s decision have...
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The American people will be subject to more of Trump’s lies and hate, as amplified by Senate Republicans and Fox News. (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Views
Thursday, November 08, 2018
America Rejects Trumpism
Make no mistake: America has rejected Trumpism. No one seriously expected the Senate to flip, because Democrats had to defend 26 seats in that chamber, compared with only nine held by Republicans. The real battleground was the House, where Democrats had to achieve a net gain of 23 seats to get the...
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The economy is growing, but very little of that growth is trickling down to average Americans. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The Truth About Trump’s Economy
I keep hearing that although Trump may be a scoundrel or worse, he’s done a great job for the economy. Baloney. Yes, the stock market is great, but 84 percent of it is owned by the richest 10 percent of Americans. The economy is growing, but very little of that growth is trickling down to average...
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Trump’s demagoguery inspired it. Fox News magnified it. (Photo: Fox News/Screengrab) Views
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hate Unbound
Demagogues rarely commit violence directly. Instead, they use blame, ridicule, fear and hate – and then leave the violence to others. That way, they can always claim “it wasn’t me. I don’t have blood on my hands.” Of the tens of millions of Americans that the Trump-Fox News regime has made fearful...
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Never before has a president of the United States been so determined not to be president of all Americans. He’s president of his supporters. (Photo: Kyle/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Democrats: Don’t Go High or Low. Go Big and Bold
Donald Trump says the midterm elections are a “referendum about me.” Of course they are. Everything is about him. Anyone who still believes the political divide runs between Republicans and Democrats hasn’t been paying attention. There’s no longer a Republican Party. The GOP is now just pro-Trump...
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Trump reached out to Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who has invoked Hitler’s mass extermination of Jews as a model for how he would like to dispose of drug dealers and addicts. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Trump Is America's Most Dangerous Export
Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world. Trump’s presidency has become America’s most dangerous export. FIRST: Trump has provided cover for authoritarian leaders around the world who are actively...
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Logos of CVS and Aetna are displayed on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York on Dec. 5, 2017. Views
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Living in the New Guilded Age
The Trump Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between CVS, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and insurance giant Aetna. It’s the largest health insurance deal in history. Executives say the combination will make their companies more efficient, allowing them to gain economies of...
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Sunday, October 07, 2018
'November Is Coming': On Containing the Catastrophe
Anyone still unsure of how (or even whether) they’ll vote in the midterms should consider this: All three branches of government are now under the control of one party, and that party is under the control of Donald J. Trump. With the addition of Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court is as firmly Republican...
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