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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...

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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 READ MORE


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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 READ MORE


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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.

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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 READ MORE


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VIDEO: What’s the Fed? You Should Care.

What the Fed’s about to do will affect your job and your income. Here’s what you can do to make sure the Fed makes the right decision.

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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.

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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.

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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, 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.

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