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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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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 ·


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 ·

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