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Robert Reich
Robert Reich

Robert B. Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and 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,...


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Our Problems Have Everything to Do With What Occurs in Boardrooms, Not Bedrooms

At a time many Republican presidential candidates and state legislators are furiously focusing on private morality—what people do in their bedrooms, contraception, abortion, gay marriage—America is experiencing a far more significant crisis in public morality.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015

What Happened to the Moral Center of American Capitalism?

An economy depends fundamentally on public morality, some shared standards about what sorts of activities are impermissible because they so fundamentally violate trust that they threaten to undermine the social fabric.

Posted on Sep 7, 2015

Are We Really Moving Toward an Age of Technological Abundance in Which No One Will Need to Work?

In 1928, the famed British economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technology would advance so far in 100 years—by 2028—that it would replace all work, and no one would need to worry about making money.

Posted on Sep 1, 2015

Upsurge in Uncertainty About Work Income

As Labor Day looms, more Americans than ever don’t know how much they’ll be earning next week or even tomorrow.

Posted on Aug 27, 2015

VIDEO: California’s Corporate Welfare Problem

Corporate welfare is often camouflaged in taxes that seem neutral on their face but give windfalls to big, entrenched corporations at the expense of average people and small businesses.

Posted on Aug 24, 2015

Here’s Why the New ‘Family Friendly Work’ Fad Is a Fraud

I’m delighted Netflix and other high-powered firms are offering family-friendly work. But I take most of the news with a grain of silicon, and so should you.

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

The Outrageous Ascent of CEO Pay

The Securities and Exchange Commission just ruled that large publicly held corporations must disclose the ratios of their top executives’ pay to the average pay of their workers.

Posted on Aug 10, 2015

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There’s a Revolt Going On in Washington but Political Insiders Just Can’t See It

In very different ways, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are agents of a revolt against the ruling class that’s unlikely to end with the 2016 presidential election.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015

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Let’s Celebrate Medicare’s Birthday by Recognizing the Truth About the Program

Medicare turns 50 next week and it’s more popular than ever. Yet it continues to be blamed for America’s current and future budget problems.

Posted on Jul 25, 2015

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Here’s the Terrible Mistake Progressives Must Not Make

Of course black lives matter. But it would be a mistake for progressives to split into separate “Black lives matter” and “economic justice” movements.

Posted on Jul 25, 2015

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