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Aug 9, 2006
Last week, Congress passed a pension reform bill that will no longer allow employers to underfund their pension plans. People might think it'll give them more retirement security. All wrong, says commentator Robert Reich.
Aug 2, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that most Americans would be better off if we abolished sales taxes in favor of progressive, graduated income taxes.
Jul 26, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich wonders what ever happened to time off, now that everyone brings their Blackberries on vacation.
Jul 20, 2006
The Securities and Exchange Commission has vowed legal action against the backdating of stock options. But commentator Robert Reich says not everyone at the SEC is on board.
Jul 12, 2006
Tax revenues are way up, President Bush touted yesterday, so the budget deficit will be almost $130 billion smaller than predicted this year. But commentator Robert Reich says the administration's numbers still don't add up.
Jul 5, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues Republicans, as much as Democrats, stand to score political points by boosting the minimum wage.
Jun 28, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says the time has come to declare the housing boom officially over.
Jun 21, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich warns Fed Chief Ben Bernanke not to become too focused on inflation and miss possible warning signs of deflation.
Jun 14, 2006
The United Auto Workers' ranks have shrunk by more than half in 25 years. But, says commentator Robert Reich, there are still plenty of jobs for American auto workers — it's the quality of jobs that's changed.
Jun 7, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that repealing the estate tax would cost the US Treasury $1 trillion in 10 years — and sap entrepreneurial gumption from the growing ranks of trust-fund Americans.