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Lawyers, lobbyists wage search engine wars

May 3, 2006
Microsoft is trying to get ahead in the search engine business by leaving Google out of its new browser. Commentator Robert Reich says Google's fighting back, but not necessarily fighting fair.
Posted In: Science

Bank of Wal-Mart

Apr 26, 2006
It's now up to the FDIC to decide whether Wal-Mart can go into the banking business. Commentator Robert Reich asks, what's wrong with a Bank of Wal-Mart anyway?

Questioning the rules of corporate PR

Apr 19, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich describes a recent encounter with a public relations firm representing General Motors.

A model health care plan

Apr 12, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich argues that Massachusetts' plan requiring people who can afford health insurance to buy it is no different than requiring drivers to carry auto insurance.

Reich on savings

Apr 5, 2006
The Senate Finance Committee meets tomorrow to talk about how little Americans are saving. Commentator Robert Reich thinks he knows why — and what we ought to do about it.

Reich on immigration reform

Mar 29, 2006
In this installment of The People's Business, commentator Robert Reich says the best way to stop the hiring of illegal immigrants is to strengthen enforcement of basic labor laws.

China is our friend

Mar 22, 2006
The Bush Administration is in security talks to examine how China could become a "negative force" in the region. But commentator Robert Reich says that's the wrong approach; that if the US gives China security treaties, we risk making China feel as if we regard it as our enemy.

Reich: Good debt, bad debt

Mar 15, 2006
Congress is poised to raise the nation's debt limit. The White House wants to boost the ceiling by hundreds of billions of dollars. Commentator Robert Reich says there's nothing wrong with debt, but it's what you spend it on that counts.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

It's not size, it's management

Mar 8, 2006
In light of its Hurricane Katrina response, some say FEMA should be removed from the Department of Homeland Security. But commentator Robert Reich says how the parts of a whole are organized doesn't much matter -- in business or government.

Reich on ports

Mar 1, 2006
With all the ruckus over Dubai Ports World, commentator Robert Reich tries to sort out just who would actually run the show at the ports in question.



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