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ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton...

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The Great U Turn

Do you recall a time in America when the income of a single school teacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family?

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The Real Job Killers

House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is “bad policy” because it will cause job losses. 

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Inequality, Productivity and WhatsApp

If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp.

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America’s ‘We’ Problem

America has a serious “We” problem—as in “Why should we pay for them?”

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Why the Three Biggest Economic Lessons Were Forgotten

Why has America forgotten the three most important economic lessons we learned in the 30 years after World War II?

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Why the Lousy Jobs Report Boosted Wall Street

How can bad news on Main Street (only 113,000 jobs were created in January, on top of a meager 74,000 in December) cause good news on Wall Street?

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The War on the Poor and Middle-Class Families

Most Americans are on a downward escalator.

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Bio

ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the
University of California at Berkeley, 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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