War with ISIS seems to be growing closer. If America does go to war, it must be sure to maintain the values that it is defending and share the responsibility among its entire population.
Circus politics is characterized by clowns for candidates and showmanship over leadership and ability. The end result could be a clown as president.
Robert Reich, a liberal economist, found unexpected consensus among conservative voters in 'red' states: Big money in politics is squeezing the average worker.
The American market is rigged for upward redistribution of wealth. The wealthy corporations and individuals have the financial and political clout to change laws to benefit themselves.
In this presidential race, leaders and demagogues from both sides of the political spectrum can be seen. It's important to support the leaders who hope to build bridges and distance ourselves from the leaders who seeks to exploit fear.
$15 might put us in unchartered fiscal waters, but there is a moral argument for increasing the minimum wage.
Immigration is a hot topic at the moment and, in the US, presidential candidates are increasingly talking about the issue. Here are four myths that have been thrown out against immigration.
Deficit hawks are in the midst of spinning out scare tactics to gain support for a government shutdown in exchange for budget cuts. Here are three reasons why we need the deficit ceiling to be raised and more people working.
Giant Wall Street banks are a threat to most Americans. The best way to solve the issue of too-big-to-fail is by breaking up the banks into manageable sizes.
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.