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The Upsurge in Uncertain Work

by Robert Reich As Labor Day looms, more Americans than ever don’t know how much they’ll be earning next week or even tomorrow. This varied group includes independent contractors, temporary workers, the self-employed, part-timers, freelancers,… Read More

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The Fraud of the New “Family-Friendly” Work

by Robert Reich Netflix just announced it’s offering paid leave to new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child. Other high-tech firms are close behind. Some big… Read More

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The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

by Robert Reich “He can’t possibly win the nomination,” is the phrase heard most often when Washington insiders mention either Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders. Yet as enthusiasm for the bombastic billionaire and the socialist… Read More

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Happy Birthday Medicare

by Robert Reich Medicare turns fifty next week. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 – the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. Yet Medicare continues to be… Read More

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Why Progressives Must Stay United

by Robert Reich A new report finds more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession. According to the report, released Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 22 percent of American children are… Read More

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How Goldman Sachs Profited from the Greek Debt Crisis

by Robert Reich The Greek debt crisis offers another illustration of Wall Street’s powers of persuasion and predation, although the Street is missing from most accounts. The crisis was exacerbated years ago by a deal… Read More

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Hillary Clinton’s Glass-Steagall

by Robert Reich Hillary Clinton won’t propose reinstating a bank break-up law known as the Glass-Steagall Act – at least according to Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton’s campaign. “You’re not going… Read More