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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For RBG it was all Principle, for Mitch McConnell it’s all Power

People in public life tend to fall into one of two broad categories – those who are motivated by...

Racism is ProfitableSince the first colonizers arrived in the...

Racism is ProfitableSince the first colonizers arrived in the United States to this very moment, wealthy elites have used the tools of theft, exclusion, and exploitation to expand their wealth and power at the detriment of Black, Latinx, Indigenous people, and marginalized people of color.It all boils down to this simple truth: Racism is profitable.The...

As the West Goes Up in Flames, Trump Couldn’t Care Less

The air outside my window is yellow today. It was orange yesterday. The Air Quality Index is over...

Milton Friedman, 50 Years Ago Today

A half-century ago, the economist Milton Friedman wrote an article in the New York Times Magazine...

Citizen Musk

The problem isn’t only that Elon Musk has a net worth of about $100 billion when tens of millions of...

The Real Threat to Law and OrderTrump knows he has to distract...

The Real Threat to Law and OrderTrump knows he has to distract the nation from the pandemic he has failed to control – leaving more than 188,000 Americans dead as of September 8, tens of millions jobless, and at least 30 million reportedly hungry.So he’s mounting a tried-and-true law and order campaign.At the Republican National Convention, Trump said:...

Labor Day 2020: The Power Shift

On Labor Day, just eight weeks before one of the most consequential elections in American history,...

How Big Money Corrupts Our Politics (And How to Fix It)Corporate...

How Big Money Corrupts Our Politics (And How to Fix It)Corporate money is dominating our democracy.It’s difficult to do anything – increase the minimum wage, reverse climate change, get Medicare for All, end police killings, fight systemic racism, shrink our bloated military – when big money controls our politics and dictates what policies are and aren’t...

What the Fact?! Reacting to the RNCIn this video, I debunk some...

What the Fact?! Reacting to the RNCIn this video, I debunk some of the most egregious lies from the 2020 Republican National Convention. There were so many that the selection was difficult. From pretending the coronavirus pandemic is over to claiming Trump built the “best economy ever,” there was no shortage of misinformation and outright falsehoods...

Feeling the Consequences of Trump’s Rotten Presidency, First Hand

My wife and I have been warned that we may need to evacuate because of fires ravaging the Bay...

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