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: manufacturing, unions, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Barack Obama
The GOP candidates and President Obama all have plans to boost manufacturing, but commentator Robert Reich says they're mostly wishful thinking.
Posted In: GOP, 2012 election
But commentator Robert Reich says they miss the cause.
Posted In: competitiveness, research and development
Commentator Robert Reich says multinational companies based in the U.S. look out for their own interests, not American workers.
Posted In: 2012 election, Unemployment
Commentator Robert Reich says they can be for President Obama.
Posted In: What Now?, 2012
Bye-bye 2011. So what will we be talking about in 2012? Here's a hint: The federal government.
Posted In: Europe, bank, Wall Street, bank bailout
Polls show that Americans are not paying much attention to the debt crisis in Europe.
The American economy is sagging. Job growth is at a standstill. So how do we kickstart the economy?
Posted In: payroll tax, bargain
The American economy is sagging. Job growth at a standstill. So what's the best way to kickstart the economy?
Posted In: If the 1 percent had less would the 99 percent be better off?
Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.
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