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Apr 5, 2006
The Senate Finance Committee meets tomorrow to talk about how little Americans are saving. Commentator Robert Reich thinks he knows why — and what we ought to do about it.
Mar 29, 2006
In this installment of The People's Business, commentator Robert Reich says the best way to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants is to strengthen enforcement of basic labor laws.
Mar 22, 2006
The Bush Administration is in security talks to examine how China could become a "negative force" in the region. But commentator Robert Reich says that's the wrong approach; that if the US gives China security treaties, we risk making China feel as if we regard it as our enemy.
Mar 15, 2006
Congress is poised to raise the nation's debt limit. The White House wants to boost the ceiling by hundreds of billions of dollars. Commentator Robert Reich says there's nothing wrong with debt, but it's what you spend it on that counts.
Mar 8, 2006
In light of its Hurricane Katrina response, some say FEMA should be removed from the Department of Homeland Security. But commentator Robert Reich says how the parts of a whole are organized doesn't much matter -- in business or government.
Mar 1, 2006
With all the ruckus over Dubai Ports World, commentator Robert Reich tries to sort out just who would actually run the show at the ports in question.
Feb 22, 2006
Shifting ground for American companies operating in China is nothing new, but Google's accommodation of China's censorship attracted the attention of Congress last week. Commentator Robert Reich says it's time the ground shifted under some feet over here.
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.