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  • Robert Reich The 'Soda Wars' are coming to your town

    Berkely, Calif. is facing major opposition from the beverage industry for its proposed soda tax, which will be on the ballot in November. The beverage industry has spent millions defeating such measures across the country, but can it do so in America's most progressive city? 

  • Robert Reich Why the poor are paying for Detroit's bankruptcy

    Detroit's bankruptcy is a model for how wealthier and whiter Americans escape the costs of public goods they’d otherwise share with poorer and darker Americans. Are Detroit, its public employees, poor residents, and bondholders the only ones who should sacrifice when 'Detroit' can’t pay its bills? Or does the relevant sphere of responsibility include Detroit’s affluent suburbs?

  • Robert Reich College shouldn't be the only gateway to the middle class

    Millions of young people head to college and universities, assuming that a four-year liberal arts degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. It shouldn’t be.

September 17, 2014

Photos of the Day 09/17

Firefighters battling the King Fire watch as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California. The fire led officials to call on about 400 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze, Cal Fire spokeswoman Alyssa Smith said.

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