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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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A Republican Explains How His Party Descended Into Insanity and Chaos

The other night I phoned a former GOP congressmen with whom I’d worked on legislation in the ’90s. I wanted his take on something: Are the presidential hopefuls really as weird as they seem?

Posted on Nov 8, 2015 READ MORE


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How Big Corporations and Wall Street Banks Rig the American Market

The national debate about widening inequality ignores the upward redistributions, going on every day, from the rest of us to the rich.

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Among the Current Crop of Presidential Candidates, Who Exhibits Leadership and Who Doesn’t?

America is the only democracy in the world where anyone can declare himself or herself a candidate for the presidency—which makes it all the more important that we distinguish leaders from demagogues.

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VIDEO: Here’s the Truth Behind the 4 Biggest Lies About Immigrants

Donald Trump has opened the floodgates to lies about immigration.

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Why Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour, Even If It Risks Job Loss, Is the Right Thing to Do

Have you noticed how often conservatives who disagree with a policy proposal call it a “job killer”? Yet maybe some jobs are worth risking if a strong moral case can be made—and on this issue, as with many others historically, it can.

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 READ MORE


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Austerity 101: The Three Reasons Republican Deficit Hawks Are Wrong (VIDEO)

Keep these three principles in mind and you won’t be fooled by scare tactics of the deficit hawks. And you’ll understand why we have to raise the debt ceiling, end the sequester, put more people to work, and increase rather than decrease spending on vital public investments like education and infrastructure.

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Where Do Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Really Stand on Economic Reform?

Giant Wall Street banks continue to threaten the wellbeing of millions of Americans, but what to do?

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 READ MORE


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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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