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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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This Is How We Should Punish Bank Felons

What exactly does it mean for a big Wall Street bank to plead guilty to a serious crime?

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Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Nearly Dead

How can it be that the largest pending trade deal in history—a deal backed both by a Democratic president and Republican leaders in Congress—is nearly dead?

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VIDEO: Making Polluters Pay Us Is Step 9 to Saving the Economy

Instead of investing in dirty fuels, let’s start charging polluters for poisoning our skies—and then invest the revenue so that it benefits everyone.

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The Part of the Dennis Hastert Scandal That No One’s Paying Attention To

Washington has been rocked by the scandal of J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House.

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VIDEO: Raising the Estate Tax on the Very Rich Is Step 8 to Save the Economy

At a time of historic economic inequality, it should be a no-brainer to raise a tax on inherited wealth for the very rich. Yet there’s a move among some members of Congress to abolish it altogether.

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VIDEO: Strengthening Unions and Pre-Empting State ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Is Step 7 to Save the Economy

One big reason America was far more equal in the 1950s and 1960s than now is that unions were stronger then.

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Why Federal Disaster Relief Money Poses a Bit of Awkwardness for Texas

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested—and President Obama has granted—federal help.

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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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