Robert Reich is chancellor's professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written 13 books, including "The Work of Nations," "Locked in the Cabinet," "Supercapitalism," and his most recent book, "Aftershock. "
Posted In: inequality, Robert Reich
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich stars in a new documentary about income inequality
Posted In: Immigration
Critics say immigration reform would cost the government trillions in safety net spending. Commentator Robert Reich says it would actually generate more revenue.
Posted In: health care, senior citizen, Social Security, CPI
Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.
Posted In: home ownership, Housing
Commentator Robert Reich says the housing recovery is mostly benefiting investors, not home buyers.
Posted In: State of the Union, infrastructure, Education, government spending
Spending on infrastructure and education can help fuel future growth.
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail
Commentator Robert Reich offers his suggestion for this year's biggest bipartisan economic initiative: Breaking up Wall Street's biggest banks.
Posted In: gift giving, gifts, holiday shopping
Does the embrace of online shopping lessen the meaning of the holiday season?
Posted In: Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff
Commentator Robert Reich says we should hold tax increases and spending cuts until economy improves.
Posted In: Jobs, technology, Unemployment
Commentator Robert Reich says a steady march of technology leaves increasingly obsolete jobs in its wake.
Posted In: Republicans, Democrats, 2012 election
Commentator Robert Reich says neither Democrats nor Republicans have a workable idea.