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

Mandatory, extended vacation is good for the economy

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: vacation, summer vacation

Can big fraud settlements curb corporate misdeeds?

Commentator Robert Reich says top officials need to feel the heat in order to change corporate behavior.
Posted In: GlaxoSmithKline, fraud

SCOTUS decision on health care law may spark more options

Commentator Robert Reich says health insurance lobby could unwittingly revive the "public option."
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, Affordable Care Act

How to avoid the 'fiscal cliff'

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: Fiscal policy, Bush tax cuts, federal budget, spending

Time to bring back Glass-Steagall?

Commentator Robert Reich says the Volcker Rule is not strong enough to prevent JPMorgan Chase-style loss.
Posted In: JPMorgan, Volcker Rule, Glass-Steagall

Should U.S. fear austerity?

Commentator Robert Reich says new recession could follow if the U.S. adopts Europe's deep cuts in government spending.
Posted In: austerity, government spending

Taxing the rich is good for the economy

Commentator Robert Reich says increased tax revenue greases the wheels of economic growth
Posted In: Taxes, fairness, economic growth, the wealthy

Is it time to break up the banks?

Commentator Robert Reich says the continued specter of 'too big to fail' compels nothing less.
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail, Wall Street, Dodd-Frank law, bank reform

Business morality good for public morality

Commentator Robert Reich says ethics in the boardroom can help save the economy.
Posted In: Wall Street, morality, business, ethics

College is key to success

But commentator Robert Reich says access to college is being squeezed at a time the country needs it the most.
Posted In: Education, college tuition

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