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Robert B. Reich

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  • Robert B. Reich: The new xenophobes

    The Boston Marathon bombing has brought out the xenophobes. Often when America suffers some large, inexplicable tragedy, we want to blame "foreigners" and look for ways to fortify ourselves against them. It's more reassuring to believe that an evil...
  • Robert B. Reich: The hollowing out of government

    The chemical and fertilizer plant in the town of West, Texas, where at least 15 were killed and more than 200 injured a few weeks ago hadn't been fully inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. (A partial inspection by a...
  • Robert B. Reich: The case against cutting Social Security and Medicare

    The president and a few other prominent Democrats are openly suggesting that Social Security payments be reduced by applying a lower adjustment for inflation, and that Medicare be means-tested. This is even before Democrats have begun formal budget...
  • Robert B. Reich: The stealth sequester

    So far, the much-dreaded "sequester" -- some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 -- hasn't been evident to most Americans. The dire warnings that had been issued from the White House beforehand -- threatening that Social...
  • Robert B. Reich: Where our democracy works and where it doesn't

    Who says American politics is gridlocked? A tidal wave of politicians from both sides of the aisle who just a few years ago opposed same-sex marriage are now coming around to support it. Elected officials who had been against allowing undocumented...
  • Robert B. Reich: To serve society

    The 19 firefighters who died battling a huge wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., presumably were motivated by something other than rational self-interest. Like the first responders to 9/11 and other emergencies, and members of the armed forces, those...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why corporate America isn't making a ruckus about the economy

    Job growth is sputtering. So why aren't the captains of American industry and finance -- the nation's top CEOs, the titans of Wall Street, the corporate movers and shakers -- demanding that more be done to revive the economy? They have the political clout...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why the anger?

    Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it's been in 80 years? Why is there more anger, vituperation and political polarization now than even during Joe McCarthy's anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the tempestuous struggle for civil...
  • Robert B. Reich: The loss of the public good

    Congress is in recess, but you'd hardly know it. This has been the most do-nothing, gridlocked Congress in decades. But the recess at least offers a pause in the ongoing partisan fighting that's sure to resume in a few weeks. It also offers an...
  • Robert B. Reich: Trimmings for Labor Day

    The good news this Labor Day: Jobs are returning. The bad news this Labor Day: Most of them pay lousy wages and provide low, if not nonexistent, benefits. The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the...
  • Robert B. Reich: Remaking the basic bargain

    Congress will reconvene shortly. That means more battles over taxes and spending, regulations and safety nets, and how to get the economy out of first gear. Which means more gridlock and continual showdowns over budget resolutions and the debt ceiling....
  • Robert B. Reich: The triumph of progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968

    Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities. But many of you are cynical about politics. You see...