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: Jan 25, 2013, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Obama is advancing the founding ideals of America in such way that the Republican Party is incapable of opposing yet also incapable of uniting behind it.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2013, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The battle over the fiscal cliff is over but the trench warfare will continue.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

A weakened national party and more intense competition in primaries is making the Republican Party impervious to national opinion.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We do not protect them from poverty, disease, or guns.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

They may lose a battle here and there but their assault on the middle class and takeover of our politics is part of a much longer war.

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

Three crises America would tackle if we had a functioning government that served popular interests.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2012, Source: RobertReich.org

Some advice for Democrats.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: RobertReich.org

Obama needs to remind us why we liked him in the first place.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The absurd effort to repackage Romney as a compassionate conservative.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2012, Source: RobertReich.org

Republicans are failing the central test of electability ... targeting a non-majority part of the population.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Romney’s alleged 13 percent tax rate is lower than that of most middle class Americans who earn a tiny fraction of what he earns.

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

Workers who take time off are more productive after their batteries are recharged. They have higher morale, and are less likely to mentally check out on the job.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Regardless of the Roberts' decision, over the next four months the Act will be a political football.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Considering the absurd logic that if corporations are people, they must be capable of feeling harassed and intimidated.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The energies of the new right and the money of big corporations and Wall Street is formidable.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2012, Source: RobertReich.org

Friday’s jobs report is a stunning reminder of how anemic the recovery has been – and how perilously close the nation is to falling into another recession.

Posted on: May 11, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

What just happened at J.P. Morgan – along with its leader’s cavalier dismissal – reveals how fragile, opaque and dangerous the banking system continues to be

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012, Source: RobertReich.org

Republicans can't stop pissing off the three demographic groups whose electoral impact is growing fastest.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Organized gambling is a scam. And given who plays, this is one of the most regressive taxes in the nation.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Almost all the economic gains made recently went to the top 10 percent, and the lion's share to the top 1 percent.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Ordinary Americans watch home values drop as the superwealthy receive stock price windfalls, adding to the already obscene concentration of wealth at the top.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

As Santorum and Romney battle for the extremist vote, progressives should be worried, not gloating.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2012, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Without bold government action on behalf of our workforce, good American jobs will continue to disappear.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The GOP's radicalism is dangerous for America. We need two political parties solidly grounded in the realities of governing.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The industry's effort to overturn new regulations could push public anger past the point of no return.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

As a country, we've rejected the notion that each of us is on his or her own in a competitive contest for survival. Republicans want to bring Social Darwinism back.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Deficit hawks, Republicans, diffident Democrats, well-coiffed lobbyists, and their Wall St. patrons haven't a clue or couldn't care less.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Republican candidates are all calling for major spending cuts starting as soon as possible. What are they smoking?

Posted on: Sep 22, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The double-dip recession is here--and even Wall Street may soon realize the need for the government to spend to save the economy.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The really big fight -- perhaps the defining battle of 2012 -- won't be over Medicare or Obama's jobs program. It will be over whether the rich should pay more taxes.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

And if, as expected, Republicans refuse to go along, take it to the people. Mobilize the public. Use the bully pulpit. That's what you have it for.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We're slouching toward a double dip, and the stock market is imploding, because consumers – whose spending is 70 percent of the economy – have reached their limit.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: RobertReich.org

Republicans repeatedly assured the nation that once the debt-limit deal was done, the economy would bounce back. Just the opposite seems to be happening.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The deal's spending cuts increase the odds of a double-dip recession and strengthens the political hand of the radical right.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source: RobertReich.org

Our vicious political cycle is making the vicious economic cycle worse.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2011, Source: RobertReich.org

He said the economy continues to be in a deep hole, and he urged Congress to extend the temporary reduction in the employee part of the payroll tax.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2011, Source: RobertReich.org

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says regulating the banks whose antics caused the recession is stalling the economy's recovery.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: RobertReich.org

The fundamental economic challenge ahead is to restore the vast American middle class.

Posted on: May 26, 2011, Source: RobertReich.org

Polls show an overwhelming majority of Americans -- even a majority of Republican voters -- want to preserve Medicare.

Posted on: May 25, 2011, Source: RobertReich.org

Ryan blames Tuesday's upset in New York on Democratic "scare tactics." But senior citizens really should be scared of Ryan's plan to eviscerate Medicare.

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