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. "
Labels are routine in conversations about politics. But do those labels limit our debates?
President Obama announced a plan to reduce the deficit this week. But the fight over what to do is just starting.
The unemployment rate is roughly 9%. And some say that's going to last for years -- unless a major policy shift happens.
On Friday, you'll be hearing a lot about Jackson Hole, Wyo. That's the site of the annual Federal Reserve retreat. So, what's on tap for this year?
Commentator Robert Reich says Washington's focus on debt and deficits will not cure what really ails the U.S. economy.
There could be reason to worry even if Washington reaches agreement and the debt ceiling is lifted.
The debt ceiling debate is dominating the headlines. But there's something else more important to this economy.
How can the U.S. tackle its unemployment problem? Work on demand.
June Gloom could be one way to describe the current economic climate. So what can be done?