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Where Workers Stand on Labor Day

A Message to Working People on Labor Day from a former labor secretary By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ September 5, 2016 Your typical wage is below what it was in the late 1970s, in terms of what it can buy. Two-thirds … Continue reading

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Why Trump May Win

By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ May 22, 2016 A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That’s an 11 percent … Continue reading

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THE MANIPULATED MARKET

The Myth of the ‘Free Market’ and How to Make the Economy Work for Us By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ September 16,2013 One of the most deceptive ideas continuously sounded by the Right (and its fathomless think tanks and media outlets) … Continue reading

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Neglecting the People

SYRIA AND THE REALITY AT HOME IN AMERICA By Robert Reich/ RobertReich.org/ September 6, 2013 While all eyes are on Syria and America’s response, the real economy in which most Americans live is sputtering. More than four years after the … Continue reading

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Not Much to Celebrate on Labor Day

A quickie Robert Reich lecture (less than 3 minutes) on the problems of and solutions for American workers…..

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OVER THE CLIFF AND INTO THE TRENCHES

The Ongoing War: After the Battle Over the Cliff, the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ January 1, 2013 “It’s not all I would have liked,” says Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the … Continue reading

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Higher Priority Than Deficits: Jobs, Programs, Investments

UNDERSTANDING THE FISCAL CLIFF (IN 2 MINUTES 30 SECONDS) By Robert Reich/robertreich.org/ December 3, 2012 Democrats, here are eight principles to guide you in the coming showdown over the fiscal cliff: ONE: HOLD YOUR GROUND. The wealthy have to pay … Continue reading

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Sucking Off the Government Teat

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MITT ROMNEY: UPPER CLASS WARRIOR

What Mitt Romney Really Represents By Robert Reich/ robertreich.org/ September 21, 2012 It’s not just his giant income or the low tax rates he pays on it. And it’s not just the videotape of him berating almost half of America, … Continue reading

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THE V.P. PICK: WHAT WAS ROMNEY THINKING?

Why did the Romney campaign choose a bland 7-term congressman from Wisconsin as his running mate? Robert Reich examines conservative ideologue Paul Ryan, why Mitt Romney felt him to be his best choice, and why Ryan’s social Darwinist philosophy appeals to … Continue reading

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