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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

The return of manufacturing?

The GOP candidates and President Obama all have plans to boost manufacturing, but commentator Robert Reich says they're mostly wishful thinking.
Posted In: manufacturing, unions, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Barack Obama

The GOP candidates largely agree on what ails the country

But commentator Robert Reich says they miss the cause.
Posted In: GOP, 2012 election

Does the private sector want to create jobs in the U.S.?

Commentator Robert Reich says multinational companies based in the U.S. look out for their own interests, not American workers.
Posted In: competitiveness, research and development

Can good unemployment numbers be bad?

Commentator Robert Reich says they can be for President Obama.
Posted In: 2012 election, Unemployment

2012's defining political issue

Bye-bye 2011. So what will we be talking about in 2012? Here's a hint: The federal government.
Posted In: What Now?, 2012

Why Europe matters

Polls show that Americans are not paying much attention to the debt crisis in Europe.
Posted In: Europe, bank, Wall Street, bank bailout

Reich: Extend the payroll tax cut

The American economy is sagging. Job growth is at a standstill. So how do we kickstart the economy?

Extend the payroll tax cut

The American economy is sagging. Job growth at a standstill. So what's the best way to kickstart the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, bargain

Reich: If the 1% had less, would the 99% be better off?

Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.
Posted In: If the 1 percent had less would the 99 percent be better off?

Income disparity matters

Occupy Wall Street has spread across the United States. More than 550 communities have held protests. But what has it accomplished?

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