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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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‘The Big Short’ and Bernie Sanders’ Plan to Bust Up Wall Street

The movie shows why Bernie Sanders’ plan to break up the biggest banks and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act (separating investment from commercial banking) is necessary—and why Hillary Clinton’s more modest plan is inadequate.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE


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What to Expect From the U.S. Economy in 2016—Hint: Does the Word ‘Recession’ Ring a Bell?

Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good, but this economist will hazard a guess.

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What’s at Stake This Election Year? Ending the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

The United States has succumbed to a vicious cycle in which great wealth translates into political power, which generates even more wealth and even more power.

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Martin Shkreli Is Just a Brasher, Larger Version of What Others in Finance and Corporate Suites Do

The former hedge-fund manager and pharmaceutical executive may be a rotten apple, but hedge funds and the pharmaceutical industry are two rotten systems that are costing Americans a bundle.

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The Revolt of the Anxious Class

The great American middle class has become an anxious class—and it’s in revolt. Most are good, hard-working people, but their world has been slowly coming apart. And they’re scared and fed up.

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VIDEO: Look Who’s Buying American Democracy

According to an investigation by The New York Times, half of all the money contributed so far to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates—$176 million—has come from just 158 families, along with the companies they own or control. Who are these people?

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What to Do About Disloyal Corporations

If Pfizer or other American corporations want to leave the country to avoid U.S. taxes, that’s their business. But they should no longer get any of the benefits of American citizenship—because they’ve stopped paying for them.

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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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