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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. "

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Features by Robert Reich

Film 'Inequality for All' takes on the income gap

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich stars in a new documentary about income inequality
Posted In: inequality, Robert Reich

Is immigration bad for the deficit?

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: Immigration

'Chained CPI' hurts seniors

Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.
Posted In: health care, senior citizen, Social Security, CPI

Housing recovery: Good for would-be homeowners?

Commentator Robert Reich says the housing recovery is mostly benefiting investors, not home buyers.
Posted In: home ownership, Housing

Infrastructure should have its own budget

Spending on infrastructure and education can help fuel future growth.
Posted In: State of the Union, infrastructure, Education, government spending

Robert Reich: Why we should break up the banks

Commentator Robert Reich offers his suggestion for this year's biggest bipartisan economic initiative: Breaking up Wall Street's biggest banks.
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail

Spirit of the (cyber)season

Does the embrace of online shopping lessen the meaning of the holiday season?
Posted In: gift giving, gifts, holiday shopping

'Cliff' fix should include triggers

Commentator Robert Reich says we should hold tax increases and spending cuts until economy improves.
Posted In: Bush tax cuts, fiscal cliff

Is technology to blame for chronic unemployment?

Commentator Robert Reich says a steady march of technology leaves increasingly obsolete jobs in its wake.
Posted In: Jobs, technology, Unemployment

Who's got the right plan to boost growth?

Commentator Robert Reich says neither Democrats nor Republicans have a workable idea.
Posted In: Republicans, Democrats, 2012 election

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