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ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century. He has written thirteen books, including the...

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We Need to Raise Most People’s Wages to Grow the Economy for the Majority, Not the 1 Percent

Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example.

Posted on Sep 29, 2014



Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn’t

Bankruptcy was designed so people could start over. But these days, the only ones starting over are big corporations, wealthy moguls and Wall Street.

Posted on Sep 22, 2014



Harvard Business School’s Role in Widening Inequality

No institution is more responsible for educating the CEOs of American corporations than Harvard Business School.

Posted on Sep 13, 2014



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Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Fifty years ago this month, Berkeley, Calif., was the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement. Now, Berkeley is moving against Big Soda.

Posted on Sep 10, 2014



The Bankruptcy of Detroit and the Division of America

Detroit is a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they’d otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans.

Posted on Sep 6, 2014



Why College Shouldn’t Be the Only Gateway to the Middle Class

This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree.

Posted on Sep 2, 2014



Back to School and to Widening Inequality

American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they’re going back to differ dramatically by family income.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014



The Disease of American Democracy

Most Americans feel powerless, and assume the political game is fixed. So why bother?

Posted on Aug 19, 2014



The Rebirth of Stakeholder Capitalism?

We’re all stakeholders in the American economy, and many stakeholders have done miserably.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014



The Disconnect Between Workers’ Pay and Social Worth

Does anyone seriously believe hedge-fund mogul Steven A. Cohen is worth the $2.3 billion he raked in last year, despite being slapped with a $1.8 billion fine after his firm pleaded guilty to insider trading?

Posted on Aug 4, 2014



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