Robert Reich

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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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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...

Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 16:38
Republicans who now run Congress say they want to cooperate with President Obama, and point to the...

Out with 2014, In with 2015, and Up with People We’ve made...

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 14:57

Out with 2014, In with 2015, and Up with People

We’ve made progress this year — raising the minimum wage in dozens of states and cities, providing equal marriage rights in a majority of states, limiting carbon emissions. But there’s far more to do. 

The economy looks like it’s improving but most Americans are still stuck in recession, and almost all the economic gains are still going to the top. The only way we can have an economy that works for the many, not the few, is to get big money out of politics — so the rules of the economic game aren’t biased in favor of big corporations, Wall Street, and the rich. And to get more people fighting for equal opportunity and shared prosperity.  

But many Americans have become so cynical about politics they no longer even bother to vote. Turnout in the 2014 midterm elections was the lowest in decades. This is exactly what the moneyed interests want. If we give up on politics we give up on democracy, and they can take over all of it. 

Never underestimate what we can, and will, accomplish together. Organizing. Mobilizing. Energizing. Making a ruckus.

Here’s to your and yours for a great 2015.  

The Republican's Magical Mystery Tour (Starting Next Week)

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 14:23
According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican congress will be to fire Doug...

The Government Problem

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:17
Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They’re wrong....

The Coin of the Realm: How Inside Traders Are Rigging America

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:38
A few years ago, hedge fund Level Global Investors made $54 million selling Dell Computer stock...

Wall Street's Democrats

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:39
In Washington’s coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage...