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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When Bosses Shared the Profits

After the bruising crises we’re now going through, it would be wonderful if we could somehow emerge...

Corporate Hypocrisy on RacismWall Street banks and corporate...

Corporate Hypocrisy on RacismWall Street banks and corporate executives have wasted no time trying to establish themselves as allies of the Black Lives Matter movement, professing support for the historic protests against police killings of Black people. But when you peel back their PR stunts and press releases, the truth comes into focus: far from...

Monopoly Mayhem: Corporations Win, Workers LoseWhy do big...

Monopoly Mayhem: Corporations Win, Workers LoseWhy do big corporations continue to win while workers get shafted? It all comes down to power: who has it, and who doesn’t.    Big corporations have become so dominant that workers and consumers have fewer options and have to accept the wages and prices these giant corporations offer. This has become even...

Brace Yourself for Trump’s Great Recession Trump and businesses...

Brace Yourself for Trump’s Great Recession Trump and businesses demanded America “reopen” to revive the economy. But we’ve  reopened too soon, before Covid-19 is under control. So we’re needing to close or partly close again, which will prolong the economic downturn and wreak even more havoc on millions of Americans’ livelihoods.It never should have...

Trump Rushed to Reopen America. Now Covid is Closing in on Him

Donald Trump said last Thursday’s jobs report, which showed an uptick in June, proves the economy is...

Trump’s 2020 Election Strategy in 25 StepsTrump will do anything...

Trump’s 2020 Election Strategy in 25 StepsTrump will do anything to be re-elected. His opponents are limited because they believe in democracy. Trump has no limits because he doesn’t.Here’s Trump’s re-election playbook, in 25 simple steps:1. Declare yourself above the law.2. Use racist fearmongering. Demand “law and order” and describe protesters as...

America is Exceptional in All the Wrong WaysAs our incompetent...

America is Exceptional in All the Wrong WaysAs our incompetent president flounders in the face of crises – leading the worst coronavirus response in the industrialized world, and seeking to crush nationwide protests for black lives – the hard truth about this country comes into focus: America is not exceptional, but it is the exception.No other industrialized...

Who’s Really Looting America?As hundreds of thousands take to...

Who’s Really Looting America?As hundreds of thousands take to the streets to protest ruthless police killings of Black Americans and centuries of systemic racism, Donald Trump and his enablers have been quick to cast the protesters as violent “looters” – and distract from the real looters of America. So far, over 10,000 Americans have been arrested...

7 Ways 2020 Has Exposed AmericaIf we learn nothing else from...

7 Ways 2020 Has Exposed AmericaIf we learn nothing else from these dark times, here are 7 lessons we should take away from 2020:1. Workers keep America going, not billionaires. American workers are forced to put their lives on the line to provide essential services, even as their employers fail to provide them with adequate protective gear. Meanwhile,...

Who Benefits From Racism?

Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, took the knee last week before cameras at a branch...

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