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ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage,” is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His new film, “Inequality for All,” is now available on Netflix, iTunes, DVD, and On Demand.
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Will the Democratic Nominee for 2016 Take on the Moneyed Interests?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:59
It’s seed time for the 2016 presidential elections, when candidates try to figure out what...

Why We're All Becoming Independent Contractors

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 12:44
GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19...

The President Should Not Only Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline but...

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 08:43

The President Should Not Only Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline but Stop it Permanently

The President says he’ll veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He should do more, and put an end to the project altogether. He has the authority. Oil from Alberta’s tar sands is the dirtiest in the world – causing not just serious environmental damage when it’s extracted but also when and if it leaks out along its route from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Please tell the White House to veto it permanently.

How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 14:08
Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost...

Back to the Nineteenth Century

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:33
My recent column about the growth of on-demand jobs like Uber making life less predictable and...

The Share-the-Scraps Economy

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 11:22
How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably...

The Worst Trade Deal You Never Heard OfThe Trans-Pacific...

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:58

The Worst Trade Deal You Never Heard Of

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, now headed to Congress, is a product of big corporations and Wall Street, seeking to circumvent regulations protecting workers, consumers, and the environment. Watch this video, and say “no” to fast-tracking this bad deal for the vast majority of Americans.

Wall Street's Threat to the American Middle Class

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:41
Presidential aspirants in both parties are talking about saving the middle class. But the middle...

The New Compassionate Conservatism and Trickle-Down Economics

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 16:30
Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America’s fundamental economic...

Why Wages Won't Rise

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:06
Jobs are coming back, but pay isn’t. The median wage is still below where it was before the Great...