Robert Reich

Robert Reich appears in the following:

The Brian Lehrer Show: Robert Reich, Trump, Inc., #MeToo in the Art World and the Making of a Black Feminist

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Brian discusses Trump's business dealings, #MeToo in the art world, black feminism, and the "cruel joke" of trickle-down economics.

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Robert Reich is Trying to Save Capitalism

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary under President Clinton, previews his new documentary 'Saving Capitalism.'

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Want to Reach the Middle Class? Robert Reich Has Some Advice

Friday, September 01, 2017

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks about possible alternative routes for people to gain entry to America's middle class.

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Robert Reich: Trump's Jobs Plan Misguided in Era of Globalization

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Trump administration pledges to bring 25 million jobs to America over the next decade, but can the president deliver? Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich weighs in.

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The Ongoing Effects of Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Robert Reich on our most recent presidential "Also-Ran": Bernie Sanders.

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Can Robert Reich Save Capitalism?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Power and influence have created a new American oligarchy and overwhelming income inequality, says Robert Reich. His new book is a hopeful plea to save capitalism for everyone. 

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A 1999 Story We Missed

Monday, October 13, 2014

The repeal of Glass-Steagall didn't get much attention in 1999, but it sowed the seeds for the financial crisis. "25 Years in 25 Days" talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

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Minimum Wage and the Economics of Poverty

Monday, May 05, 2014

For our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Robert Reich discusses the economics of poverty, the debate over raising the minimum wage, and how the recession has affected the poorest Americans. He’ll also talk about how growing income inequality is connected to poverty, and a recent report that the American middle class is no longer the wealthiest middle class in the world and what that change means. Professor Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. He has written 13 books—his latest is Beyond Outrage—and the film "Inequality for All."

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Robert Reich's Inequality For All

Friday, September 27, 2013

Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, is featured in Jacob Kornbluth’s new documentary "Inequality for All" out September 27th. They discuss the uneven gains and losses in the U.S. economy over the last 30 years.

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30 Issues: Victims of 2008: The Unemployed

Thursday, September 13, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: How the victims of the Great Recession are coping and what the government can do to help them. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all of the conversations.

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Robert Reich on the Role of Private Equity

Friday, May 25, 2012

Former labor secretary and professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, Robert Reich discusses the role of private equity - such as Bain Capital - in our economic system, and other news of the day.

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Robert Reich Looks Beyond Outrage

Monday, May 07, 2012

Robert Reich explains why an increasing share of income and wealth is going to the top and argues that income inequality has hobbled jobs and growth and undermines our democracy. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, and in Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with our Economy and our Democracy, and How to Fix It, he provides ideas for solving the problems income inequality is creating.

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30 Issues: Businesses and Taxes

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bill Rys, tax counsel for the National Federation of Independent Business, and Robert Reich, public policy professor at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, give their takes on the claim that a tax on the wealthy is a tax on small business.

Local Robert Reich Appearances 
Tuesday September 21, 2010 7:00pm at Barnes and Noble, 150 East 86th Street, New York, NY
Thursday, September 23 7:00pm at The Strand, , 828 Broadway, New York, NY

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Robert Reich on Why We Need a Government Takeover of BP

Monday, June 07, 2010

Former labor secretary under President Clinton, Robert Reich, says the Obama administration should take over BP’s operations in the Gulf of Mexico until the oil well is plugged, comparing it to the government’s takeover of the carmaker GM last year. In a blog post on his website, he writes that this would ensure that “the firm would unambiguously be working in the public’s interest."


Reich's Progress

Monday, October 19, 2009

Robert Reich, University of California at Berkeley professor of Public Policy, author of Super Capitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life and blogger, discusses health care reform, the state of the economy and other news of today.

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Big Science

Monday, October 19, 2009

Richard Dawkins preached atheism in his last book, now he’s making the case for evolution, whatever one’s beliefs, in The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. Plus, Robert Reich; Frans de Waal on compassion and competition; the New Jersey gubernatorial debate; and the word of the day.

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Robert Reich on the Economy

Friday, May 15, 2009

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich joins us for a far reaching discussion on everything from what the Obama Administration’s pursuit of tax havens might mean for healthcare reform, to the bank stress tests, to the Employee Free Choice Act and the role unions are playing in the restructuring of ...

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Politics, Business and Democracy

Monday, February 11, 2008

Robert Reich, author, professor of public policy at University of California at Berkeley, and former secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, discusses his new book on business and democracy and breaks down this year's presidential race.

SuperCapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life is available ...

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Bread and Politics

Monday, February 11, 2008

Our two chief exports – democracy and business – are often thought of as the two greatest social forces in shaping our national identity. Robert Reich, the former secretary of labor under Bill Clinton, joins us to talk about the economics of U.S. politics and breaks down the presidential field. ...