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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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Corporate Seditionists are no Better than the Seditionists who Attacked the Capitol

Capitalism and democracy are compatible only if democracy is in the driver’s seat.That’s why I took...

As Job Gains Slow, the Fed and Congress Apply the Wrong Medicine

Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor was a warning sign about the US economy. It should...

Want an answer to Trumpism? Rewatch “It’s a Wonderful Life”

As I’ve considered the real lesson of January 6, I’ve been prompted to rewatch a movie that provides...

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The Real Meaning of January 6

January 6 will be remembered as one of the most shameful days in American history. On that date in...

The Oligarchy’s Ultimate Political WeaponIf you’re...

The Oligarchy’s Ultimate Political WeaponIf you’re discouraged by what’s happening in the country, that is by design.The forces undermining our democracy, polluting our planet, and stoking hatred are counting on you to give up. But we must not let them. They use their allies in political office to grind the gears of government to a halt, so people see...

Staying hopeful in turbulent times

Friends,The reason I write is not just to inform (and occasionally amuse) you, but also to arm you...

Psst: You want to know what’s really driving inflation? (Not what the Fed thinks it is.)

Last week, the Fed’s policy committee announced it would both end its bond-buying program and likely...

A THANKSGIVING TOASTFriends,If your family and friends are...

A THANKSGIVING TOASTFriends,If your family and friends are anything like mine, there will be a lot of talk today over turkey. Some of it will be gossip. Some of it, about sports or jokes or jobs or plans. But some of your guests (perhaps even you) will want to talk about the distressing state of the nation and the world.Your cousin Sue worries about...

How Unaccountable Institutions are Shaping Your LifeThree...

How Unaccountable Institutions are Shaping Your LifeThree centers of power increasingly dominate our lives, but are less and less accountable: The Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve, and Big Tech. The Supreme CourtStart with the high court. These nine unelected individuals – all appointed for life – are about to revolutionize America in ways the majority...

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