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Feb 15, 2006
While a Senate committee prepares for hearings today into how to rebuild the Gulf Coast, commentator Robert Reich argues that the government needs to lend a helping hand, not a bailout.
Feb 8, 2006
The phrase "American competitiveness" is buzzing around after President Bush's State of the Union speech last week. What does the US need to do to remain competitive in the global economy? President Bush said plenty, but commentator Robert Reich sees contradictions between the content of his speech... and the content of his budget.
Feb 1, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich offers incoming Fed chief Ben Bernanke some advice on his new role as the nation's top economic watch dog.
Jan 25, 2006
Alan Greenspan steps down next week after more than 18 years running the Federal Reserve. It's been quite a run. Depending on who you ask, he either gets credit or blame for today's economy. Commentator Robert Reich suggests it's a little bit of both.
Jan 18, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich bemoans a surprising bank practice that's keeping him from accessing his money.
Jan 11, 2006
China's pace of economic growth has been sizzling. What's it like to live with that kind of accelerated boom? Commentator Robert Reich puts China's breakneck modernization into perspective.
Jan 4, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says China's embrace of capitalism shows that free markets don't necessarily need democracy to thrive.
Dec 28, 2005
The monthly numbers for consumer confidence came out today, and Americans are feeling a little better about things as the year comes to a close. But commentator Robert Reich says we may be a little over-confident.
Dec 21, 2005
Commentator Robert Reich says news that President Bush authorized spying on Americans without a court order should be cause for concern for business leaders.
Dec 14, 2005
The House passed a bill a couple weeks ago cutting $50 billion from the budget; some of that money came from Medicaid. The cut's running into more political opposition than its backers might have expected. Robert Reich explains why.