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: vacation, summer vacation
Congress is off on vacation until Labor Day. Robert Reich says a mandatory three weeks off would be good for all of us -- and the economy, too.
Posted In: GlaxoSmithKline, fraud
Commentator Robert Reich says top officials need to feel the heat in order to change corporate behavior.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, Affordable Care Act
Commentator Robert Reich says health insurance lobby could unwittingly revive the "public option."
Posted In: Fiscal policy, Bush tax cuts, federal budget, spending
Commentator Robert Reich says lawmakers need to apply the brakes on automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to go into effect at the end of the year or the U.S. may face a new recession.
Posted In: JPMorgan, Volcker Rule, Glass-Steagall
Commentator Robert Reich says the Volcker Rule is not strong enough to prevent JPMorgan Chase-style loss.
Posted In: austerity, government spending
Commentator Robert Reich says new recession could follow if the U.S. adopts Europe's deep cuts in government spending.
Posted In: Taxes, fairness, economic growth, the wealthy
Commentator Robert Reich says increased tax revenue greases the wheels of economic growth
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail, Wall Street, Dodd-Frank law, bank reform
Commentator Robert Reich says the continued specter of 'too big to fail' compels nothing less.
Posted In: Wall Street, morality, business, ethics
Commentator Robert Reich says ethics in the boardroom can help save the economy.
Posted In: Education, college tuition
But commentator Robert Reich says access to college is being squeezed at a time the country needs it the most.