The Washington Post has published articles criticizing Bernie Sanders. The arguments made typically leave out vital information and alternatives.
The bankruptcy laws were originally attended to assist people who cannot pay their debts. More recent bankruptcy laws have been shaped and utilized by large corporations and wealthy political benefactors, like Donald Trump.
The most important political competition over the next decades will not be between the right and left, or between Republicans and Democrats. It will be between a majority of Americans who have been losing ground, and an economic elite that refuses to recognize or respond to its growing distress.
Americans are in a false debate over free market vs government. The true discussion should be over who has more say in how the market is run – large corporation or government. America is in a new gilded age.
The continued attack against Planned Parenthood is economically and morally wrong.
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article claiming that Bernie Sanders's proposals would cost $18 trillion over a 10-year period. The number is wrong and the information doesn't add up.
Robert Reich discusses why Planned Parenthood and keeping birth control options available for women makes fiscal sense.
Traditional college rankings are like restaurant guides that give top ratings to expensive establishments backed and frequented by the wealthiest gourmands – and much lower rankings to restaurants with the best food at lower prices that attract a wide range of diners.
America's problems stem from the morality in the boardroom, not the bedroom. The sense of community and interdependence following World War II and the Great Depression demonstrate that when companies are compelled to have a sense of moral responsibility, the entire country benefits.
In 1928, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that we would all be sitting easy by 2028. He predicted that technology and the economy would advance to take over work and that humans would reap the seeds of that automation with more free time. Keynes looks like he was right about the technology and the economy, but who is reaping the rewards?
As the economy continues to shift, reliable, full-time work will become increasingly rare. The new economy is one of independent contractors and freelancers.
Corporate welfare is often approved under the guise of being good for the consumer. Some laws, like California's Proposition 13, give large breaks to Big Business at the expense of revenue for schools and roads.
Family-friendly policies from tech companies like Netflix should be welcome news, but such perks only apply to top-level talent, not the vast majority of American workers.
For the last thirty years almost all incentives operating on American corporations have resulted in lower pay for average workers and higher pay for CEOs and other top executives.
Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades, says Robert Reich.
Racial inequalities are baked into our political and economic system, and it would be a a terrible mistake for the progressive movement to split into a 'Black lives matter' movement and an 'economic justice' movement.
Goldman Sachs helped Greece hide the true extent of its debt, and that only made the Greek debt crisis even worse.
Hillary Clinton's camp says she won't move to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, which prevented big banks from engaging in high-risk trading at while still offering traditional banking services. It's a mistake, both politically and economically.
The US Department of Labor proposed raising the overtime threshold from $23,600 a year to $50,400. What does this mean for the middle class?
The Supreme Court made monumental decisions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage. But, the Court made another important ruling regarding what Robert Reich calls the fight against "economic apartheid": the Fair Housing Act of 1968.