Robert Reich

ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of t

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How Corporations Crush the Working ClassThe most dramatic change...

How Corporations Crush the Working ClassThe most dramatic change in the system over the last half-century has been the emergence of corporate giants like Amazon and the shrinkage of labor unions.The resulting power imbalance has spawned near-record inequalities of income and wealth, corruption of democracy by big money, and the abandonment of the working...

Mr. Fix-It

Joe Biden is embarking on the biggest government initiative in more than a half century, “unlike...

What if We Actually Taxed the Rich?Income and wealth are now...

What if We Actually Taxed the Rich?Income and wealth are now more concentrated at the top than at any time over the last 80 years, and our unjust tax system is a big reason why. The tax code is rigged for the rich, enabling a handful of wealthy individuals to exert undue influence over our economy and democracy. Conservatives fret about budget deficits....

The Bigot Party

Republicans are outraged – outraged! – at the surge of migrants at the southern border. The...

Bessemer and the Power Shift

The most dramatic change in American capitalism over the last half century has been the emergence of...

The Biggest Deficit You’ve Never Heard OfAmerica has a deficit...

The Biggest Deficit You’ve Never Heard OfAmerica has a deficit problem. But the country’s biggest deficit isn’t the federal budget deficit. It’s the deficit in public investment.The public investment deficit is the gap between what we should be investing in our future — on infrastructure, education, and basic research — and the relatively little we...

How Bidenomics Unites America

A quarter century ago, I and other members of Bill Clinton’s cabinet urged him to reject the...

Biden Must Get Manchin and Sinema to Fall in LineAmerica is at a...

Biden Must Get Manchin and Sinema to Fall in LineAmerica is at a turning point on voting rights – one that’s almost as critical as the mid-1960s when the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts were passed. The present choice is whether to expand voting rights and strengthen our democracy, or allow the GOP to enact even more restrictive voting laws and...

Joe Biden, LBJ, and Voting Rights

In 1963, when the newly sworn-in Lyndon Baines Johnson was advised against using his limited...

Why Trump’s Takeover of the GOP is Great for Biden and the Democrats (but a Potential Disaster for America)

Donald Trump formally anointed himself head of the Republican Party at Sunday’s Conservative...

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