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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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Unaccountable Institutions Are Ruining Democracy—and Your Life

If abuses of power go unchallenged, those who wield power will continue to consolidate it. It’s a vicious cycle that erodes faith in democracy and breeds cynicism.

Robert Reich ·


The Real Source of Inflation? Consolidated Corporate Power and Greed

This structural problem is amenable to only one thing: the aggressive use of antitrust law.

Robert Reich ·


The Cruelest Form of Capitalism in the World

Wealth inequality is worse than it has been in a century—and it has contributed to a vicious political-economic cycle in which taxes are cut on the top, resulting in even more concentration of wealth.

Robert Reich ·


Don't Believe the Corporate "Labor Shortage" Bullsh*t

What's really happening is more accurately described as a living-wage shortage, a hazard pay shortage, a childcare shortage, a paid sick leave shortage, and a health care shortage.

Robert Reich ·


Any Democrat Who Stands Against Lower Drug Prices Should Be Primaried in 2022

If you happen to be a constituent of one of these four Democrats, don't vote for them when they’re up for reelection.

Robert Reich ·


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 ·

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