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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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The GOP Is a Dangerous Cult That Democrats Should Not Negotiate With

We either have a future based on lies, violence, and authoritarianism—or on unyielding truth, unshakeable civility, and democracy.

Robert Reich ·


Out of the Ashes of Trump, Will the US Finally Bury Reaganism?

Ronald Reagan convinced the nation that big government was the problem. It was rubbish.

Robert Reich ·


No Perks, No Cushy Benefits for Twice-Impeached President

Someone who has disgraced the office of the president so maliciously should not reap its amenities for the rest of his life.

Robert Reich ·


The Real Reason the GOP Don’t Want Biden’s Plan? They Fear It Will Work

Biden’s success would put into sharp relief Trump and Republicans' utter failures on COVID and jobs.

Robert Reich ·


Sedition By Other Means: Corporate Executives and Lobbyists Routinely Undermine Democracy to Protect Their Bottom Line

The corporate assault on democracy hasn't been as violent as the pro-Trump mob who stormed the Capitol. And it's entirely legal. But it's arguably more damaging over the long term.

Robert Reich ·


Condemning Insurrectionists Is Easy, But If Corporate America Cared About Democracy It Would Support the 'For the People Act'

If they were actually committed to democracy, CEOs of big corporations would permanently cease corporate donations to all candidates.

Robert Reich ·


Ten Ways Biden Can Be Transformational (Even Without Congress)

Biden can and must wield his presidential powers through Executive Orders and regulations. The problems America is facing demand it.

Robert Reich ·


Biden Must Drive a Stake Through the Heart of Dead-End "Centrism"

There is no middle ground between lies and facts. There is no halfway point between civil discourse and violence. There is no midrange between democracy and fascism.

Robert Reich ·

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