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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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The One Thing That Would Make Elections Better For Everyone Are...

The One Thing That Would Make Elections Better For Everyone Are you sick of the onslaught of negative political ads that air on your TV every election season?The fear-mongering. The half-truths.Believe it or not, there’s a simple reform we can enact to make elections more bearable for voters.It’s called ranked choice voting, or RCV, and it could change...

The Republican Party’s Worst NightmareRepublicans have been...

The Republican Party’s Worst NightmareRepublicans have been trying to crush unions for decades, but American workers are fighting back with a vengeance.Many GOP leaders wink and nod while talking about “making America great again,” as if the country was more prosperous when they were in charge.Rubbish.Yes, there was a time when the American economy...

The Truth About Corporate SubsidiesWhy won’t big American...

The Truth About Corporate SubsidiesWhy won’t big American corporations do what’s right for America unless the government practically bribes them?And why is the government so reluctant to regulate them?Prior to the 1980’s, the U.S. government demanded that corporations act in the public interest.For example, the Clean Air Act of 1970 stopped companies...

The Little Secret About Corporate Profits Have you noticed that...

The Little Secret About Corporate Profits Have you noticed that when workers get better wages, the media blames them for rising prices, but when corporations rake in record profits, there’s silence?That’s because corporate profits aren’t tracked nearly as closely as worker wages. And the reason why comes down to power.Every month we get measurements...

How the Corporate Takeover of American Politics BeganThe...

How the Corporate Takeover of American Politics BeganThe corporate takeover of American politics started with a man and a memo you’ve probably never heard of.In 1971, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce asked Lewis Powell, a corporate attorney who would go on to become a Supreme Court justice, to draft a memo on the state of the country.Powell’s memo argued...

Does Elon Musk Have a Right to Destroy Twitter?You break it, you...

Does Elon Musk Have a Right to Destroy Twitter?You break it, you own it. That’s what I was told as a child. But for today’s billionaires, it seems like the opposite is true.“You own it, you can break it” — at least if you’re rich enough. Just look at Elon Musk.He paid a fortune for Twitter and is now busily destroying it — firing half its employees...

The Fed’s Inflation Mistake ContinuesThe Federal Reserve has...

The Fed’s Inflation Mistake ContinuesThe Federal Reserve has been hellbent on raising interest rates to slow the economy. It’s a huge mistake.You know who bears most of the pain of these rate hikes?Most of the pain is borne by people who are already struggling to keep up with rising prices: lower-wage workers and the poor.While the Fed has signaled...

What’s Next After The Midterms? Ro Khanna & Robert Reich...

What’s Next After The Midterms? Ro Khanna & Robert Reich Discuss Democrats will retain control of the Senate. Republicans captured the House.There was no red wave. But there was no blue wave, either. What does it all mean? I sat down with my good friend Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) to discuss.Aside from a few remaining contests (and the upcoming...

Big Midterm Victories That Give Me Hope For The Future While...

Big Midterm Victories That Give Me Hope For The Future While it’s still too soon to know the full results of the midterms, there were some major victories on Tuesday night that spanned the entire country.Numerous election denying candidates in key battleground states lost their races for both Secretary of State and Governor. Abortion rights were protected...

This One Thing May Stop Trump From Running For...

This One Thing May Stop Trump From Running For Re-ElectionFar-right politicians are dragging America back to the 19th century.Reproductive rights in Wisconsin are now governed by an abortion law passed in 1849 — and in Arizona, a judge recently reinstated a ban on abortion first adopted in 1864.Well, if Republicans are so keen to wind back the clock,...

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