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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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Impeach Trump. Then Arrest Trump. Then Prosecute Him for Sedition

Unless all who participated in or abetted the attempted overthrow of the United States government are held accountable, it will happen again. Next time it may succeed.

Robert Reich ·


Defeating McConnell: The Real Stakes of the Georgia Runoffs

Mitch McConnell cares about only one thing: Power. He has single-handedly turned the Senate into a failed institution that has abandoned the American people for partisan gain.

Robert Reich ·


Trump’s Vilest Legacy: Impunity and Unaccountability

Nothing will correct this unless or until an overwhelming majority of Americans recognize and condemn what has occurred.

Robert Reich ·


How the Richest 1 Percent Came Out Big Winners in the Covid Relief Bill

Republicans didn't blink twice when they handed out $6.3 billion in tax breaks to their wealthy corporate backers, but when it came to getting direct relief to struggling Americans $600 was the best they could do.

Robert Reich ·


Voters Delivered a Progressive Mandate. Now Joe Biden Must Deliver

"Embracing humanity and dignity is both a sound moral choice and a winning electoral strategy."

Robert Reich ·


Does Biden Really Understand That Trickle-Down Economics Is a Cruel Hoax?

At this juncture, between a global pandemic and the promise of a post-pandemic world, and between the administrations of Trump and Biden, we would be well-served by changing the economic paradigm from trickle down to build up.

Robert Reich ·


Dear Joe Biden: Back-to-Normal Complacency Would Be Deadly

Fighting these systemic problems is not a matter of ideology. It’s a matter of morality and common sense.

Robert Reich ·


Jeff Bezos, Mitch McConnell, and Killer Covid-19 Capitalism

Bezos, as well as every major employer in America, can easily afford to protect their workers.

Robert Reich ·

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