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  • Robert B. Reich: Coming soon to Wall Street, the biggest scandal yet

    Robert B. Reich: Coming soon to Wall Street, the biggest scandal yet
    Just when you thought Wall Street couldn't sink any lower -- when its excesses are still causing hardship to millions of Americans and its myriad abuses of public trust have already spread a miasma of cynicism over the entire economic system -- an even...
  • Robert B. Reich: A modest proposal, three weeks of paid vacation

    Robert B. Reich: A modest proposal, three weeks of paid vacation
    Here's a modest proposal I offer free of charge to President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: Every American should get a mandatory minimum of three week's paid vacation a year. Most Americans only get two weeks off right now. But many don't even take...
  • Robert B. Reich: Economic recovery hinges on re-creation of 'basic bargain'

    Robert B. Reich: Economic recovery hinges on re-creation of 'basic bargain'
    The question at the core of America's upcoming presidential election isn't merely whose story most voting Americans believe to be true -- Mitt Romney's claim that the economy is in a stall and President Barack Obama's policies haven't worked, or Mr....
  • Paul Ryan is the anti-Palin

    Paul Ryan is the anti-Palin
    Mitt Romney's chosen running mate, Paul Ryan, is the reverse of Sarah Palin. She was all right-wing flash without much substance. He's all right-wing substance without much flash. Mr. Ryan is not a firebrand. He's not smarmy. He doesn't ooze contempt for...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why Europe's double dip could lead to one here

    Robert B. Reich: Why Europe's double dip could lead to one here
    Europe is in recession. Portugal, Italy and Greece are basket cases. The British and Spanish economies have contracted for the last two quarters. It seems highly likely that France and Germany are in a double dip as well. Why should we care? Because a...
  • Robert B. Reich: GOP's divide-and-conquer strategy no longer applies

    Fifty years ago, when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the poor were different -- "other," as in Michael Harrington's seminal book of 1962, "The Other America." That's no longer the case. After the War on Poverty ended, Republicans told working-...
  • Robert B. Reich: The year of the Great Redistribution

    One of the worst epithets that can be leveled at a politician these days is to call him a "redistributionist." Yet 2013 marked one of the biggest redistributions in recent American history -- a redistribution upward, from average working people to the...
  • Robert B. Reich: Affordable Care Act deserves patience, not defeatism

    Whatever happened to American can-do optimism? Even before the Affordable Care Act covers its first beneficiary, the nattering nabobs of negativism are out in full force. "Tens of millions more Americans will lose their coverage and find that new...
  • Robert B. Reich: Charity begins at home (particularly at wealthy homes)

    It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons. America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...
  • Robert B. Reich: Equal opportunity, shared prosperity slipping further out of reach

    It's the season to show concern for the less fortunate among us. We should also be concerned about the widening gap between the most fortunate and everyone else. Although it's still possible to win the lottery (your chance of winning $648 million in...
  • Robert B. Reich: Corruption of America starts at home, not abroad

    The Justice Department has just obtained documents showing that JPMorgan Chase, Wall Street's biggest bank, has been hiring the children of China's ruling elite in order to secure "existing and potential business opportunities" from Chinese government-run...
  • Robert B. Reich: The three large truths about the Affordable Care Act

    Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act every other way, Republicans are now hell-bent on destroying it in Americans' minds. Every Republican in Washington has been programmed to use the word "disaster" whenever mentioning the Act. The idea is to...