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Robert Reich Shares A Story From What Was Probably The Most Powerful Classroom Ever

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, shared a story on his Facebook page Wednesday of what might have been the...

Why Aren't Americans Taking to the Streets Over Economic Inequality?

Erica Abeel | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Inequality for All goes a long way in bringing viewers up to snuff on the country's dominant issue. Unfortunately, Kornbluth's film lacks the urgency and passion of Charles Ferguson's masterwork Inside Job. Or the work of other great documentarians, such as Alex Gibney and Erroll Morris. You want Inequality to be angrier.

Corporations Are Not Persons -- Never Were and Never Can Be

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

Here's a newsflash for the Roberts Court: Corporations are not persons. Like a legal Frankenstein unleashed, the conferral of personal rights upon the artificial person of a corporation undermines the rights themselves.

My Conversation With Robert Reich

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

As one of the leading experts on work and the economy, he shares his thoughts on the state of jobs, income inequality and more.

Hundreds of Inequality for All Watch Parties Organized Nationwide, Including San Francisco

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 02.27.2014 | San Francisco
Kyle McCarthy

The topic of income inequality is certainly heating up across the country. One reason for this is the movement surrounding former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich's documentary, Inequality for All.

A Completely Unrealistic Solution to the Problem of Inequality

Floyd Elliot | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Floyd Elliot

Robert Reich, the perfectly-sized* former Secretary Of Labor, recently wrote about Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, the company that mark...

Mindful Politics

Ira Israel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Ira Israel

It is the electorate's fault that we have allowed corporations to hijack our government, influence politicians to deregulate their industries and then save them when they fail.

The Merger in Your Living Room

Alf LaMont | Posted 04.16.2014 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

For all my blustering about corporate greed, Internet freedom, and getting money out of politics, my beef with Time Warner is for their imbecilic intrusion into my life. As I write this, there is a Time Warner repair guy sitting in my living room quizzically looking at my TV.

Conservatives Don't Know the Enemy in War on Poverty

Gary Stein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

They claim that the war has been lost, but do they truly understand what battles have been and are being fought or the nature of the victims?

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

No Country for Guys' Guys

Bronwyn Fryer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Bronwyn Fryer

The incandescently brilliant social-scientific minds on Fox News (the same ones who brought us "The War on Christmas," "Ground Zero Mosque" and other invented crises) now inform us that the most serious problems in America now have to do with the fact that men are being "feminized."

Will Poverty in America Finally Move to the Front Burner Again?

Pearl Korn | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Co-written with Jonathan Stone The "P" word has been buried for decades - yes, John Edwards brought it up in the 2008 elections, but who wants to rem...

Why We Can't Make Ends Meet

Brad Harrington | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In recent weeks we've heard a great deal about income equality. While this month marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty," in r...

5 Extraordinary Books That Work

Carl Fillichio | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Carl Fillichio

Based on public input, we've added another five titles to the U.S. Department of Labor's list of Books that Shaped Work in America, bringing total number to 102. Like so many others on the evolving list, these additions reinforce my belief that literature from years past can often help us understand issues we are facing today.

Why I Will Vote for Marianne Williamson for Any Office For Which She Runs

Ira Israel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Ira Israel

Our young country is in dire need of a massive paradigm shift. Until we remove the corporations from the electoral system and the political process we will remain their unwitting slaves as they continue to cash in on mother earth and all of her resources.

The Great Divergence

Harlan Green | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The so-called "minimalist" budget deal just reached by Congress is another illustration of the great divergence in wealth distribution of recent year...

Equality for All

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Jay Mandle

We cannot make modern technology become labor intensive. And we cannot prevent low wage countries from growing and increasing global competition. But the policies that emerge from our own political system can offset the inegalitarian consequences of these developments.

Equality Is Good For Everyone!

Harlan Green | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

It looks like some states are beginning to take the equality issue seriously again. Massachusetts just raised their minimum wage to $10 per hour, Cali...

The Trillion Dollar Money Pump for the 1 Percent

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stan Sorscher

The first step toward disabling the trillion-dollar money pump is within our power as individuals. We can recognize a key human value -- the dignity of work. We are all connected to our communities. We all do better when we all do better.

Republican Terrorism

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans have irresponsibly and reprehensibly put party before country, using and abusing the levers of government in an ideological feeding-frenzy after forty-three failed attempts at killing ACA.

Ask a Keynesian: With U.S. Borrowing Capped, Won't More Pentagon Spending Destroy Jobs?

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The Grand Bargain is essentially about taking money from middle income people through Social Security cuts and tax increases and giving the money to the Pentagon for unnecessary Pentagon spending.

Popcorn Preview: Inequality for All

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Inequality for All (2013) Cast includes: Robert Reich Director: Jacob Kornbluth (The Best Thief in the World) Genre: Documentary (89 minutes)...

Robert Reich Stands Tall: Inequality for All

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just as the news seems bleak, a government shut down translating to national parks closing their gates to tourists, and workers home without pay, Goog...

Inequality for All is 'The Progressive Economic Narrative: The Movie'

Richard Kirsch | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Richard Kirsch

With the release of the documentary Inequality for All today, the progressive story about what is wrong with the economy is now on the silver screen. For those of us who have been working to articulate what we call a progressive economic narrative, it is a major milestone.

Movie Review: Inequality for All

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jacob Kornbluth's illuminating Inequality for All, which focuses on economist and scholar Robert Reich, probably won't reach the audience it needs to. They're too busy watching Fox News - or CNN or MSNBC, for that matter.