How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay EnoughJanuary 2015
Sharing common wealth would revive the American Dream for all
Why Wages Won’t RiseJanuary 2015
Outsourcing and automation combine with a vast pool of unemployed make wage growth unlikely.
The Retail JungleJanuary 2015
Working conditions for part time employees is a national disgrace.
Robert Reich: Why College Is Necessary But Gets You NowhereNovember 2014
While a college education is now a prerequisite for joining the middle class, the middle class is in lousy shape.
Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Still Failing Most AmericansOctober 2014
Who really creates jobs?
Peter Van Buren: Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?June 2014
Nine critical questions on the state of the economy and the fate of the unemployed.
Robert Reich: Inequality, Productivity, and WhatsAppFebruary 2014
What it means for Facebook to acquire a 55-person company for $19 billion.
David Morris: Republican Principles Depend on What’s Best for the RichJanuary 2014
A stark look at class warfare in Congress.
Robert Reich: What Walmart Could Learn from Henry FordNovember 2013
Why paying its employees more could be just the stimulus Walmart—and the economy—needs.
Barbara Garson: Down Is a Dangerous DirectionApril 2013
How the 40-Year “Long Recession” led to the Great Recession.
Robert Reich: The Stealth SequesterApril 2013
Americans are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.
Robert Reich: Why There’s a Bull Market for Stocks And Bear Market for WorkersMarch 2013
Investment in technology, unemployment, globalization, and the “Fed’s easy-money policies” all contribute to widening inequality.
Robert Reich: Coming Tuesday (Hopefully)—The State of the Union’s EconomyFebruary 2013
Obama should focus on the predominant concerns of most Americans—joblessness, economic insecurity, and the fall of real wages.
Robert Reich: Today’s Job Numbers Show Why Job-Creation Must Take Precedence Over Deficit ReductionDecember 2012
Yes, unemployment is down, but don't believe all the hype coming out of Wall Street.
Robert Reich: The Politics of the Jobs ReportOctober 2012
Media headlines are crowing over the drop in the unemployment rate—but we need to look closer.
Robert Reich: The Most Important Political WeekSeptember 2012
The most important news won't be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.