Tag: unemployment

How to Save the Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough

January 2015

Sharing common wealth would revive the American Dream for all

Why Wages Won’t Rise

January 2015

Outsourcing and automation combine with a vast pool of unemployed make wage growth unlikely.

The Retail Jungle

January 2015

Working conditions for part time employees is a national disgrace.

Robert Reich: Why College Is Necessary But Gets You Nowhere

November 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 Americans

October 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 WhatsApp

February 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 Rich

January 2014

A stark look at class warfare in Congress.

Robert Reich: What Walmart Could Learn from Henry Ford

November 2013

Why paying its employees more could be just the stimulus Walmart—and the economy—needs.

Barbara Garson: Down Is a Dangerous Direction

April 2013

How the 40-Year “Long Recession” led to the Great Recession.

Robert Reich: The Stealth Sequester

April 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 Workers

March 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 Economy

February 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 Reduction

December 2012

Yes, unemployment is down, but don't believe all the hype coming out of Wall Street.

Robert Reich: The Politics of the Jobs Report

October 2012

Media headlines are crowing over the drop in the unemployment rate—but we need to look closer.

Robert Reich: The Most Important Political Week

September 2012

The most important news won't be anything coming from the Democratic National Convention.