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: Sep 2, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

And what we can do about it.

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

A downturn in demand, or sudden change in consumer needs, or a personal injury or sickness -- and poof goes your income.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

More Americans than ever don't know what they'll be earning next week. That's why we need income insurance.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

This loophole must be closed.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Forget work-life balance. It’s work-as-life.

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

Most CEOs haven’t done anything special — except figure out how to get paid.

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

In two very different ways, Trump and Sanders are agents of this revolt.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2015, Source: The Smirking Chimp

Republicans have it completely backwards - higher wages can only help the overall economy.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Medicare isn’t the problem. It’s the solution.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Progressives must stay united.

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

Here's what her big economic speech on Monday ignored.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Which comes next? It's our choice.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2015, Source: RobertReich.org

Robert Reich says counties should follow Santa Cruz's lead.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A higher overtime threshold will help reverse the trend of inequality.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Despite social advances, racial segregation exists on a much larger geographic scale than ever before.

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

The former secretary of labor on our prison industrial complex and the need for smarter sentencing laws.

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

In an era of staggering inequality, free trade turns out not to be good for everybody.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2015, Source: Robert Reich's Blog

Unfortunately, making obscene amounts of money as a lobbyist after serving in Congress is perfectly legal.

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.

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