Business Robert Reich

  • The upsurge in uncertain work

    As the economy continues to shift, reliable, full-time work will become increasingly rare. The new economy is one of independent contractors and freelancers.

  • Opinion: Raise estate tax on America's very rich

    The US's estate tax of 40 percent only affects the richest of the rich. But some Congress members think this is too much – in reality, the estate tax should be raised, writes Robert Reich.

  • Opinion: why Texas' request for federal aid is awkward

    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.

  • How can the US strengthen unions?

    In the US, the decline of the middle class is nearly identical to the decline of American labor union membership. What does this mean for the future of unions and the US economy?

September 1, 2015

Photos of the Day 09/01

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Washington Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin take part in a match between former Russian ice hockey stars and students of the Sirius educational center for gifted children in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday.

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