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Jan 23, 2008
Commentator Robert Reich says an economic stimulus plan combined with Fed rate cuts can't hurt, but loans and investments from other countries will be the only way to avoid recession or worse.
Jan 16, 2008
Congress may be tempted to threaten China with tariffs unless they raise the value of the yuan, but commentator Robert Reich says this sort of move misses the real source of the problem.
Jan 9, 2008
If you're a voter who picks a candidate by lining up the various policy proposals and ticking them off in a list of pros and cons, commentator Robert Reich has a warning: Take a close look at how your candidate's ideas connect.
Jan 2, 2008
If you had to wait for a service over the holiday, you probably had someone say "Thank you for your patience." Commentator Robert Reich says we should stop being thanked and start billing them for our time.
Dec 19, 2007
When people are drowning, it's said that Republicans will extend too little rope, and Democrats too much. When it comes to foreclosures, commentator Robert Reich sees the same thing happening. He offers this suggestion.
Dec 5, 2007
New polls suggest the biggest issue for voters is the economy. Commentator Robert Reich points to the middle class, and the fact that it's run out of ways to cope with its financial troubles.
Nov 21, 2007
As Congress searches for ways to clean up the subprime mess and prevent a future one, commentator Robert Reich says the Fed already has the authority to do just that. It just needs to pay more attention.
Nov 7, 2007
The writers' union strike started this week and the television reruns have already begun. But this strike's not about labor. Commentator Robert Reich explains why entertainment is dealing with a more creative issue.
Oct 24, 2007
Congress is looking into why credit-rating agencies gave high ratings to securities backed by subprime mortgages. Commentator Robert Reich says the answer is clear.
Oct 10, 2007
Regardless of which party controls Congress, farm subsidies keep going and growing. But commentator Robert Reich says they cost too much and don't go to the farmers who need them.