Peter Barnes: How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay EnoughJanuary 2015
Sharing common wealth would revive the American Dream for all
Robert Reich: Why Wages Won’t RiseJanuary 2015
Outsourcing and automation combine with a vast pool of unemployed make wage growth unlikely.
Mahat Tattva: 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.