Stories by Robert B. Reich

Robert Reich is professor of public policy at the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was secretary of labor in the Clinton administration. subscribe to Robert B. Reich's feed

Posted on: Jul 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Six of today’s 10 wealthiest Americans are heirs to prominent fortunes.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Divide-and-conquer isn't working out so well these days.

Posted on: May 25, 2013, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Dems are helping financiers roll back crucial reforms.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

What's more dangerous, women controlling their own bodies or a too-big-to-fail bank?

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Let's talk about jobs, falling wages, economic insecurity, and inequality.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The drop in the unemployment rate is good news, but we're far from having a normal economy.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Rarely in the history has the monthly employment numbers carried so much political significance.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

In case you needed another reason to Occupy Wall Street.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012, Source: RobertReich.org

Spending on public higher education is down, tuition is skyrocketing and student debt levels are unmatched in history. The result? Goodbye middle class.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source: RobertReich.org

Even if the odds that Gingrich as GOP presidential candidate would win the general election are 10 percent, that’s too much of a risk to the nation.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Gingrich and Perry rail against Mitt's corporate behavior, but they have no plans to change Wall Street's rules.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Citizens United invites the worst corruption our democracy has witnessed since the Gilded Age. Mitt Romney is one of its biggest beneficiaries.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

President Obama is promising to fight for a jobs bill this September. Here are ten suggestions for that bill from the former Labor Secretary.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The McCaskill/Corker spending cap would also make it impossible for government to boost the economy in recessions, meaning even higher unemployment that lasts longer.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

What the public wants means nothing if our democracy is secretly corrupted by big money.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Only twice before in American history has so much been held by so few, yet they're going to keep their fat tax cuts.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

After three decades of flat wages the middle class has exhausted all coping mechanisms. It can’t send more spouses into paid work or work more hours or borrow any more.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

"National security is a cover for job security. This is nuts."

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We need $300 billion for jobs, and we need it now.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Nobody said this would be easy. But passing the health reform that America deserves involves a little political muscle.

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