Commentary - Most Commented
Oct 1, 2008
From layoff risks to shrinking house and 401(k) values, older workers may be headed for the most trouble in the financial crisis. Commentator Robert Reich says bailout or no bailout, baby boomers should watch out.
Sep 3, 2008
Corporate representatives who attend the convention come in two flavors, says commentator Robert Reich. He also discovered that sometimes reps from the same company play contradictory roles.
Aug 27, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich says Democrats have acknowledged the obstacles racial minorities face in hiring and education for a long time. Now, he says, they ought to look at the economically disadvantaged, too.
Aug 22, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich proves that a first job isn't always a step in the right direction. His gig at an ad agency in New York went to the dogs.
Aug 20, 2008
Traffic deaths in the United States reached their lowest level in more than a decade last year, but no major change have been made to our cars or highways. Commentator Robert Reich says it's because of the economy.
Aug 13, 2008
The Fed has bailed out banks, advised them on capital assets and now is issuing regulations for the credit-card industry. But who, asks commentator Robert Reich, is minding the Fed?
Aug 6, 2008
China is amping up for the beginning of the Olympic games. But commentator Robert Reich says the real competition lurking behind the upcoming Olympics is between democratic and authoritarian capitalism.
Jul 23, 2008
The average U.S. worker gets 14 days of paid vacation, but anxieties about the economy are making fewer employees take off during the summer. Commentator Robert Reich says Americans still need a summer break.
Jul 16, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich says "The Great Moderation" of the last two decades led Americans to think we didn't need much by way of social insurance. But now, he says, a radical economic swing is back and we should react to it.
Jul 9, 2008
Congress has just extended unemployment benefits 13 additional weeks, but most people don't qualify for benefits these days. Commentator Robert Reich says the guidelines to qualify for unemployment insurance should be loosened.