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May 20, 2009
Congress is debating how to pay for a health care overhaul and what form a new system will take. Lawmakers are trying to find a middle ground, but commentator Robert Reich says a lot may be lost in the process.
May 6, 2009
What do eliminating foreign tax havens and establishing universal health care have in common? A whole lot, says commentator Robert Reich.
Apr 29, 2009
Many are concerned about the effects a swine flu pandemic could have on an already ailing U.S. economy. But commentator Robert Reich says the real worry is that lots of people could get sick and many could die.
Apr 15, 2009
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner believes the only way to rescue the economy is to get the big banks to lend money again. But commentator Robert Reich says the big issue is the continued lack of enough demand in the economy.
Mar 18, 2009
The bailout of AIG has claimed $170 billion of taxpayer money, some of which is going to executive bonuses. But commentator Robert Reich says it wouldn't be nearly as awful if the Wall Street bailout was actually working.
Mar 4, 2009
After living more than a quarter century under the trickle-down philosophy of Reaganomics, Obama's economic plan is a clear departure. Commentator Robert Reich explores how and why Obamanomics can work.
Feb 18, 2009
Taxpayers are paying billions to protect the Big Three, who make up the American auto industry. But commentator Robert Reich says we should reconsider what that industry really is as the Big Three continue to cut American jobs.
Feb 4, 2009
Republicans and some Democrats want more tax cuts and less spending in the stimulus package. It's a popular position, but commentator Robert Reich says the focus needs to be on what's good for the economy as a whole.
Jan 21, 2009
President Obama's stimulus package may be too much debt for the comfort of some in Congress. Commentator Robert Reich says he can choose that route, or go for less money and more congressional support.
Jan 7, 2009
With a new president comes a flurry of new proposals for everything from economic revival to climate change. But commentator Robert Reich warns that the core problems must be addressed if we want any other change to be effective.