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.
Senator Bernie Sanders argues that American public colleges should be tuition-free. Higher education should be, writes Robert Reich, but the US needs to reexamine and reinvent the country's entire education system to prepare for tomorrow's economy.
Small businesses owners have long joined with big corporations to back certain Republican candidates. But now they're breaking rank and telling congressional Republicans not to make the deal at the very top of big businesses’ wish list – a cut in corporate tax rates.
President Obama chose Nike headquarters in Oregon to deliver a defense of his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership last week, as the company announced measures to boost its US manufacturing operations. But Nike isn’t the solution to the problem of stagnant wages in America. Nike is the problem.
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 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.
Texas' governor Greg Abbott requested federal help amid the tornadoes and floods that have pounded the state. However, Robert Reich argues that Texas officials' previous actions against the federal government make the state's plea for help awkward.
Giant panda Jia Jia eats bamboo next to her birthday cake made of ice and vegetables at Ocean Park in Hong Kong, Tuesday, as she celebrates her 37th birthday. Jia Jia broke the Guinness World Records title for 'Oldest Panda Living in Captivity' on Tuesday.
Thanks to the consolidation of the airline, Internet, and other industries into a few large companies, American workers and consumers have fewer choices than we used to have. In almost every area of our lives, it’s now take it or leave it.
Flexible scheduling is designed to make retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, and other customer-driven businesses more nimble and keep costs to a minimum, at the cost of regular hours and financial stability for workers. We need a federal law requiring employers to pay for scheduled work.
Despite myths to the contrary, a large and growing share of the nation’s poor work full time — sometimes 60 or more hours a week – yet still don’t earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Meanwhile, a large and growing portion of the super-rich have never broken a sweat.
The combination of advanced sensors, voice recognition, artificial intelligence, big data, text-mining, and pattern-recognition algorithms, is generating smart robots capable of quickly learning human actions. That's bad news for the skilled labor market.
The US economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. Most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing well. Thank the outsize influence of American corporations.
The Democratic nominee for President will campaign on reviving the American middle class. But will she take on the moneyed interests – the large Wall Street banks, big corporations, and richest Americans – who have engineered the largest upward redistribution of wealth in modern American history?