Stories by Robert Reich

Robert B. Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He also served on President Obama's transition advisory board. His latest book is "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future." His homepage is www.robertreich.org. subscribe to Robert Reich's feed

Posted on: Oct 23, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Big Soda is pulling out the stops in Berkeley to keep Americans obese and unhealthy.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We used to understand that leadership required something other than drones and bombs.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

What justifies so much government spending per student at private elite universities?

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Hint: we let it.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

This is the first economic upturn in which 90% of Americans are worse off.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

People with lots of money can avoid consequences of bad bets—not you and me.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The top educator of American CEOs needs to rethink what it is teaching.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

If a soda tax can’t pass in the most progressive city in America, it can’t pass anywhere.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

A 4-year degree should not be the only gateway to the American middle class.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The nation’s increasing residential segregation by income is killing the promise of public education.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

New study shows Americans have never felt more powerless.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Social workers, teachers, healthcare workers would make a lot more than hedge fund managers and lobbyists.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

Since 2000, almost every big American multinational corporation has created more jobs outside the United States than inside.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

And why they may be cutting off their nose to spite their face.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The conservative mind has never incorporated economic power into its understanding of freedom.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Clinton and the Democrats need to confront inequality head on.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Some business titans lament the declining middle class, a.k.a., "our customers."

Posted on: Jun 14, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

Rather than confront poverty, Republicans are taking a different tack: Peddling lies.

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

Why $15 an hour is a win for everyone—including the economy itself.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Here's why corporations aren't people, and why they keep doing harm.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Walmart and other low-wage workers are striking for basic human dignity.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

Why the vast majority of Europeans and Canadians live longer, happier lives.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

A return to the Gilded Age is not inevitable. The former Labor Secretary's prescription.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The Treasury Secretary's new book misses the mark entirely.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

The maternal death rate is growing. That is just wrong

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The establishment should be very worried!

Posted on: May 5, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Despite Piketty's proof that inequality is epic, the right clings desperately to its mythology.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

A new tax would narrow pay discrepancy—and help the economy.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The former labor secretary explains why the rich pay less, and how we can change it.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The esteemed economist explains how it helps everyone, and the overall economy.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

And what to do about an distribution 'game' that seems increasingly rigged.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

'America is not yet an oligarchy, but that’s where the Koch’s and a few other billionaires are taking us.'

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Former secretary of labor says Dems and GOP no longer share the same basic values -- and that nationhood is dead.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

A fundamentally misleading meritocracy myth.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

America has forgotten how we came to economic prosperity: working together.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

'The real job killers in America are lousy jobs at lousy wages.'

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

The instant messaging service connects millions, but its record-breaking sale won't generate new jobs.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The former labor secretary on why our country's wealthy won't pay anything close to the tax rate of 40 years ago.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: RobertReich.org

The former labor secretary reveals how our country has abandoned the winning formula it developed post-World War II.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Fun fact: 'Under Republican President Dwight Eisenhower the tax rate was 91 percent.'

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