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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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Joe Biden as Mr. Fix It

Biden is embarking on a huge and long-overdue repair job on the physical and human underpinnings of the nation while managing to keep most of a bitterly divided country with him.

Robert Reich ·


Tax the Rich. Here's How

These 7 ways of taxing the rich would generate more than $6 trillion over 10 years.

Robert Reich ·


Republicans Fabricate "Crisis" of Violent Immigrants Crossing the Border

The "surge" has been fabricated by Republicans in order to stoke fear—and, not incidentally, to justify changes in laws they say are necessary to prevent non-citizens from voting.

Robert Reich ·


Why Is Amazon Abusing Its Workers? Because It Can

The power shift can be reversed—but only with stronger labor laws, tougher trade deals, and a renewed commitment to antitrust.

Robert Reich ·


278 GOP Lawmakers Voted for Trump Tax Scam, But 0 Voted for Covid Relief
Joe Biden signed into law the biggest expansion of government assistance since the 1960s—a guaranteed income for most families with children, raising the maximum benefit by up to 80 percent per child. (Photo: Getty/ Stock Photo/Images By Tang Ming Tung)
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Joe Biden signed into law the biggest expansion of government assistance since the 1960s—a guaranteed income for most families with children, raising the maximum benefit by up to 80 percent per child. (Photo: Getty/ Stock Photo/Images By Tang Ming Tung)
The political lesson is that today's Democrats can gain political majorities by raising the wages of both middle class and poor voters, while fighting Republican efforts to suppress the votes of likely Democrats. 

Biden Must Wield the Power of the Presidency and Get Manchin and Sinema to Fall in Line

There is no excuse for two Democratic senators to allow Republicans to stomp on our democracy and entrench their minority rule for generations.

Robert Reich ·


Senate Democrats Can and Must Abolish the Filibuster. Now.

As long as the filibuster is intact, Senate Republicans could keep the Senate in gridlock, and then run in the 2022 midterms on Democrats’ failure to get anything done.

Robert Reich ·


The GOP Intends to Entrench Its Shrinking Minority Over the Majority

Here's their playbook—and what the rest of us can do to stop them.

Robert Reich ·

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