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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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Americans Are Sleepwalking Into Completion of Trump's Unfinished Coup

As the former president continues to stoke his base with his big lie that the election was stolen, GOP lawmakers are adding fuel to the fire, pushing more Americans into Trump’s paranoid nightmare.

Robert Reich ·


"Freedom" Does Not Mean Putting Our Children at Risk During a Pandemic

America's children shouldn't be held hostage to a partisan political brawl. It's time we focused solely on their learning and their safety.

Robert Reich ·


The Only Real Socialism in the US Is Corporate Welfare

We do have socialism in this country—but it's not Democrats' policies. The real socialism is corporate welfare.

Robert Reich ·


False Equivalence: The Media's Dangerous Bias

The media equating both sides, one "left" and one "right," suggests there's a moderate middle between hate and inclusion, between democracy and proto-fascism.

Robert Reich ·


The Republican Party Is an Enemy to American Families

Mike Lee's Republican Party—the putative party of "family values"—doesn't support needy families.

Robert Reich ·


Loony Economics: Republicans Blame Democrats for the Rise in Chipotle Burrito Prices

It would have been possible for Chipotle to avoid raising its burrito prices by paying its executives less. But Chipotle decided otherwise.

Robert Reich ·


Our Biggest Enemy Isn't China. It's Right Here at Home

The greatest danger we face today is not coming from China. It is our drift toward proto-fascism

Robert Reich ·


The End of Democracy as We Know It

Without Manchin, is the For the People Act dead? Probably, unless Biden can convince one Republican senator to join him in supporting it.

Robert Reich ·

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