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General Motors should get bailout, too

Nov 26, 2008
Because of the financial crisis fallout, the bailouts keep coming. AIG got one, as did Citigroup. But General Motors, an auto maker teetering on the brink, is still waiting for one. Commentator Robert Reich asks: Why?

Obama can't change Washington alone

Nov 5, 2008
Americans spoke loudly for change, particularly in D.C. politics. That includes lobbyists and pork seekers. Commentator Robert Reich urges Obama to enlist his campaign network and grassroots activists for the job.

Put focus back on the unemployed

Oct 29, 2008
The Federal Reserve is talking like another stimulus package may be on the way. But with the official rate of unemployment at around 6 percent, commentator Robert Reich explains why our focus should be elsewhere.
Posted In: Jobs

The myth of living 'beyond our means'

Oct 15, 2008
The average American household has taken on more debt than it can safely manage, but our we really living beyond our means? Commentator Robert Reich says we need to also take note of declining incomes.

Boomers may be going bust

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.

Convention roles of corporate reps

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.

Time for low-income affirmative action

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.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes

His first job had him in the dumps

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.
Posted In: Jobs

Traffic is lighter in a bad economy

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.

Fed helps, but needs to be accountable

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?

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