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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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7 Lessons We Need to Learn From Covid-19Maybe it’s wishful...

7 Lessons We Need to Learn From Covid-19Maybe it’s wishful thinking to declare the pandemic over in the US, and presumptuous to conclude what lessons we’ve learned. So consider this a first draft.1. Workers are always essentialWe couldn’t have survived without millions of warehouse, delivery, grocery and hospital workers literally risking their lives....

The Wealth Supremacists

ProPublica’s bombshell report on America’s super-wealthy paying little or nothing in taxes reveals...

The Beginning of the End of Democracy as We Know It?

On Sunday, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin announced in an oped in the Charleston Gazette-Mail...

The Beginning of the End of Democracy as We Know it?

This morning, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin announced in the Charleston Gazette-Mail that he’s a...

Why the PRO Act is Critical

Something I’ve just learned about Amazon – one of America’s most profitable and...

The Unchecked Power of Police UnionsPolice unions abuse...

The Unchecked Power of Police UnionsPolice unions abuse collective bargaining to shield their members from accountability for the killings of unarmed Black people and other heinous misconduct. No progress can be made without reining in the unchecked power of police unions.Look, I was Secretary of Labor. I’m in favor of unions. But police unionizing...

The Greatest Danger to American Democracy

The greatest danger to American democracy right now is not coming from Russia, China, or North...

The Danger of Collective AmnesiaAt the risk of being the skunk...

The Danger of Collective AmnesiaAt the risk of being the skunk at the picnic, I feel compelled to warn you that if we forget and move on from the tragedies of this past year, we’re setting ourselves on a dangerous path. Of course I understand the desire to forget all the unpleasantness and start a new chapter. But if we do, we’re inviting greater tragedies...

Workers Matter and Government Works: Eight Lessons from the Pandemic

Maybe it’s wishful thinking to declare the pandemic over in the US, and presumptuous to conclude...

The Secret Tax Loophole Making the Rich Even RicherHow do we...

The Secret Tax Loophole Making the Rich Even RicherHow do we prevent America from becoming an aristocracy, while also funding the programs that Americans desperately need? One way is to get rid of a tax loophole you’ve probably never heard of. It’s known as the “stepped-up basis" rule.Here’s how the stepped-up-basis loophole now works. Take a man named...

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