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Robert Reich Is Wrong

Phil Simon | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Criticize Big Tech all you want. These companies certainly aren't above reproach. It just helps if you don't let your ideology overlook important little things like facts.

Stakeholder Capitalism: The New Capitalist Model

Pilar Stella | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Pilar Stella

With the Millennial generation driving the values of a more conscious approach to business, we are entering an era in which the old approach to business and capitalism is dying. The demand for something new, and more aligned with the values of the current generation, is emerging.

Money Cannot Be The God of Life: How CEO Pay Drives Inequality

Heather Gautney | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

Lawmakers have failed to keep the wage apace with inflation so that its value is now less than it was five decades ago.

If Hillary Were as Bad as Trump

Kristine Holmgren | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Kristine Holmgren

My mother once told me a girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick and I believed her. Not so much for boys, I guess. If Donald Trump is a...

MoveOn and Robert Reich: Save Greece and Reject Global Austerity

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

MoveOn and Robert Reich have launched an emergency campaign to press the Obama administration to use its influence in the International Monetary Fund to push for a just end to the crisis in Greece.

Christina Wilkie

Bernie Sanders Hints At What A Sanders Administration Cabinet Could Look Like | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) offered a first glimpse on Sunday of some of the people he might consider for hi...

Robert Reich Sounds Off On How America Has Failed Its Students

Capital & Main | Danny Feingold | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

“We should forgive the debts of students who were hoodwinked by for-profit colleges.”

How to Hedge Against the Robot Apocolypse

Jeff Joseph | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Jeff Joseph

Investors (and Americans whose jobs are threatened by robots) are better off looking for ways to hedge their finances by examining six ways to invest in radical changes in technology.

A Multinational Trojan Horse: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Dave Pruett

You don't have to know much about the "trade" deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be more than a little suspicious.

Jesus Wants an Ethical Minimum Wage and a Serious Campaign Against Poverty.

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

Although his narrative never slides into an ardent polemic, it is arguable that Reza Aslan's Jesus is a bold and tireless advocate for the poor. A clo...

The Case for Career and Technical Education

Tom Snyder | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
Tom Snyder

We need to change our way of thinking about college education. As thousands of recent graduates have discovered, a four-year degree isn't an automatic gateway into the American middle class.

50 Years Later, Berkeley Still An Oasis

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Nancy Graham Holm

It's Wednesday morning at the North Berkeley Senior Center and twangs of country music might make you think you're in a friendly down-home bar in Texas.

Sign a Contract, Lose Your Rights

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Fran Moreland Johns

A recent study showed that 94 percent of the time, in cases like these, the judgment goes in the company's favor. Appeal? There is none. The decision is binding, and I have signed away my right to appeal -- that's also in the fine print.

The Federal Reserve's Artful Compassion for Households in 'Sobering' Condition

Timothy J. Barnett | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Timothy J. Barnett

Glaringly absent in the Fed's policy platform is a commitment to a fair architecture for capitalism that equitably distributes the fruits of enterprise by providing incentives for ethically pricing each person's contributions to the sustainable public good.

College Is Not a 'Ludicrous Waste of Money'

S. Georgia Nugent | Posted 11.07.2014 | College
S. Georgia Nugent

Given his particular political history, we might also surmise that his intention is to advocate more, rather than fewer educational opportunities. But that's not what comes across. Not only is the title misleading, but the argumentation is poor.

Liberal Nationalism Is Not Only Possible, It's Essential

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There has to be something concrete that makes those of us living in the United States more than just co-residents who share little other than proximity. There has to be something that makes 300 million people into "we" and "us." That something is civic nationalism.

The Progressive Moment

Mike Lux | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The progressive family tree is an big old tree with many branches. It is rooted deeply in the activism and courage of hundreds of years of American history. And the trunk of tree is the core values we all share.

Robert Reich: How To Save Capitalism

The European | Martin Eiermann | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich urges us to save capitalism from its own excesses. He sat down with Martin Eiermann of the European re...

The Limits of Corporate Citizenship: Why Walgreen Shouldn't Be Allowed to Influence U.S. Politics If It Becomes Swiss

Robert Reich | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Walgreen, the largest drugstore chain in the U.S. with more than 8,700 drugstores spread across the nation, is on the verge of moving its corporate headquarters to Switzerland as part of a merger with Alliance Boots, the European drugstore chain.

Warren Brings Populism Down South. Is Hillary Paying Attention?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What should Democrats take away from Warren's visit to Kentucky? And what does it tell Hillary Clinton? It demonstrates Bill's old-fashioned triangulation -- the means by which the Democratic Party moved itself toward the corporate right -- has passed its sell-by date, even in Bill's native South.

Hillary's Hardest Choice (and the Democrat's Dilemma)

Robert Reich | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

In a world of downward mobility for the majority, Democrats need to acknowledge the widening divide and propose specific ways to reverse it.

Far Above Cayuga's Waters: Cornell Debates Race on Reunion Weekend

Danny Schechter | Posted 08.10.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

How can you be in the past and present at the same time? Go to your college reunion. It was there that I deepened my involvement in civil rights activism and socially committed journalism.

Obama Just Pissed Off A Bunch Of People By Choosing Walmart

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Flanked by bargain-priced displays of women's wear and patio lighting, President Barack Obama came to a Wal-Mart store ...

Inequality for All?

Benjamin Barer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Barer

While all U.S. citizens retain the power to vote, elections are now won and lost based on the influence of individuals and special-interest groups with incredible financial power. Where does that leave our democracy?

Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

And at state and local levels, while the poorest fifth of Americans pay an average tax rate of over 11 percent, the richest one percent of the country pay -- are you ready for this? -- half that rate.