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The Disconnect Between Economists and the Public in Assessing Free Trade (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Economists still think free trade benefits most Americans, but, according to polls, only 35 percent of voters agree. Why this discrepancy?

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Are You One of a Growing Number of Workers Misclassified as an Independent Contractor?

Without workers’ compensation, health insurance and unemployment insurance, independent contractors are more vulnerable than workers classified as employees. But in some instances, benefits that have been denied can be recovered.

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Elizabeth Warren to Republicans: ‘Are You Kidding Me? We Have People Out There Who Are Suffering’

The Senate failed to pass a jobless insurance extension Tuesday thanks to Republican obstruction, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren believes the time is still ripe to start fighting back.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Extend Their Benefits and They Still Take Jobs

New research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows that long-term jobless people whose unemployment benefits were extended at the start of the recession did not become unwilling to work.

Posted on May 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Forward!

I suspect that when my life is over I will have had two opportunities to vote in a presidential election for a black man, and I intend to take both of them.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 READ MORE


Obama Attempts to Justify Tax-Cut Compromise

This just in: The rich get richer. President Barack “Hope ’n’ Change” Obama ticked off a lot of people Monday by helping the affluent and entitled stay that way with his GOP-appeasing tax cut plan ...

Posted on Dec 7, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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Half of States Have Run Out of Unemployment Funds

ProPublica reports that after paying out unemployment benefits to a record 20 million people, 25 states ran out of funds and now must borrow, tax and slash to keep the checks in the mail. Find out how your state is doing with this handy tool.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010 READ MORE


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