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: Jun 1, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

A short while ago, Texas pols said federal government was taking over. Now they're begging for help.

Posted on: May 31, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Only about 12 percent of federal spending goes to individuals and families -- an increasing portion goes to corporate handouts.

Posted on: May 25, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The big banks even referred to themselves as "cartels," but government will do nothing to stop them.

Posted on: May 22, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Higher education isn’t just a personal investment. It’s a public good that pays off in a more competitive workforce and better-informed and engaged citizens.

Posted on: May 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Any bank that's too big to fail is too big, period.

Posted on: May 10, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

The former Labor Secretary on why we need radical action

Posted on: May 8, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

The President pandering to corporations is not what liberals want to see right now.

Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Even knowledge-based jobs will disappear as wealth gets more concentrated at the top in the next 10 years.

Posted on: May 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a shady corporate scam.

Posted on: May 3, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Have we learned nothing from thirty years of failed trickle-down economics?

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

The real reasons behind widening inequality.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We have fewer choices than ever, in just about every area of life.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

All the blather about “family-friendly workplaces” is meaningless if workers have no control over when they’re working.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Clinton has to make the moral case about power: for taking it out of the hands of those with great wealth and putting it back in the hands of average working people.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It's bad enough that they've bought our politicians. Now the wealthy have bought off the only institutions that can counter their influence.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

A large portion of the super-rich have never broken a sweat.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The suffering kids experience over college admissions is intense and largely unnecessary.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Think you're safe because you're a professional? Think again.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

You need to watch this.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We need to take radical steps.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We are all being "Uberized" out of economic security.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

The former labor secretary isn't mincing words

Posted on: Feb 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The truth about the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street and enormously rich individuals have gained political power to organize the market in ways that leave most Americans behind.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The new "sharing" economy is really about sharing the scraps.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Why we have to fight this massive, secretive corporate giveaway.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The finance industry still presents a massive threat to the middle class.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

You have to go pretty far back in history to find a Republican president who brought broad-based prosperity.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Neither party deserves a medal for fighting inequality, but evidence shows that middle-class and poor Americans have fared better under Democratic presidents.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Insecurity is now baked into every aspect of the employment relationship.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

International corporations have no national allegiance—they care only for profit.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Lobbyists from America's biggest corporations and Wall Street's biggest banks have been involved in pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not the American public.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The economy looks like it’s improving, but most Americans are still stuck in recession.

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

As in other domains of public policy, Republicans have not shown a particular affinity for facts.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Our biggest problem isn't the size of our government, it's who the government works for.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The former secretary of labor examines how deregulation under Reagan and Bush spawned savage inequalities.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

This is the way we get spiraling inequality and absurd CEO pay.

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

America can’t tackle widening inequality without confronting the power and privilege behind it.

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