Stories by Robert Reich

Robert B. Reich has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. His latest book is "Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few." His website is www.robertreich.org.  subscribe to Robert Reich's feed

Posted on: Oct 19, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The top one-tenth of one percent of Americans now earn as much as the bottom 120 million of us.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The economic policies Republicans promote could come from the mouths of heartless 19th century industrialists.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

I am continuously amazed at the GOP's ability to snatch defeat out of the jaws of potential victory. It is the gift that keeps giving.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Policies that generate more widely shared prosperity lead to stronger and more sustainable economic growth -- and that's good for everyone.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The stock market has as much to do with the real economy as the weather has to do with geology.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

A record number of Americans is unemployed for a record length of time. This is a national tragedy.

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

Mitt Romney is the most credible of all the likely Republican presidential candidates. He’s right to focus on the economy, but his specifics are loony.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We aren't in this mess because of budget deficits. In fact, the only way to jump-start our economy is for the government to create jobs.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Many of the President's successes have been large enough to fuel opposition, but not big enough to strengthen his support.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Big American companies may never rehire large numbers of workers, even as their bottom lines keep growing.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

When virtually all the gains from growth go to a small minority at the top, the result is deep-seated anxiety and frustration.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2010, Source: The Nation

Our economy can't thrive when the richest 1% get an ever larger share of the nation's income and wealth, and everyone else's share shrinks.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Right now BP's first responsibility is to its creditors and shareholders, not to the American public: Here's a better idea.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

We need a new New Deal that will bolster America’s floundering middle class.

Posted on: May 31, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

BP continues to be responsible primarily to its shareholders, not to the American public. It's time for Obama to put them under temporary receivership.

Posted on: May 26, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Wall Street tycoons get taxed at lower rates the the people who clean their buildings. Congress might be about to change that.

Posted on: May 9, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

The questions of the day are: What happened? And what does it mean?

Posted on: May 4, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

After 30 years of deregulation, it's no wonder everything from oil production to banking is screwed up.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Dems are making a final push for Wall Street reform -- this is what citizens should be asking for.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Can we call this a recovery? More Americans will be working, but for pay they consider inadequate.

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