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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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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)
jennaMar 15, 2021
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 ·


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 ·

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