Business Robert Reich

  • Universal basic income fueled by patents and predicted by Keynes?

    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?

  • Opinion: Donald Trump is what's wrong with American bankruptcy laws

    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. 

  • Opinion: Why we must end upward pre-distrubtions to the rich

    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. 

  • Why big tech may be getting too big

    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.

October 5, 2015

Photos of the Day 10/05

Baby orangutans play with their keeper at the nursery of Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Nyaru Menteng, Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province on Monday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has called on Indonesia to take action against people setting fires that have caused choking smoke to drift across the region,...

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