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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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If the Democrats Don't Pick Up the Pace All Could Be Lost

Democrats have to get rid of the Senate filibuster and stop worrying about bipartisanship.

Robert Reich ·


We Cannot Afford to Forget the Death and Damage Trump Has Caused

Trump's big lie and all that it has provoked are still with us. If we forget what has occurred the trauma will return, perhaps in even more terrifying form.

Robert Reich ·


The United States a 100 Days Into Biden's Presidency and 100 Days Without Trump

Biden's plans might be the antidote to Trumpism—creating enough decent-paying working class jobs, along with benefits such as childcare and free community college, as to forestall some of the right-wing dyspepsia that Trump whipped into a fury.

Robert Reich ·


Time to Choose: Democracy or Authoritariansim

Senate Democrats have the power to end the filibuster and thereby allow the For the People Act to become law. It’s time for Democrats to unite on this, without hesitation.

Robert Reich ·


Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: Uncaring Billionaires Lost in Space

As earthly hazards grow—not just environmental menaces but also social instability related to growing inequality—escaping to Mars is not option for humanity.

Robert Reich ·


Biden's New Industrial Policy Must Not Repeat the Mistakes of the Past

America’s old industrial policy was stifling innovation and gauging taxpayers and consumers. The challenges ahead demand a very different economy.

Robert Reich ·


The Terrible Deal Between Corporate America and the GOP Is Alive and Well

Corporations can and should bankroll much of what America needs. But they won't as long as corporations keep bankrolling American politicians.

Robert Reich ·


Don't Be Fooled, Corporate America Is Crushing the Working Class

Today’s largest employers are Amazon and Walmart, each paying far less per hour and routinely exploiting their workers, who have little recourse.

Robert Reich ·

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