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Reich advises Bernanke

Feb 1, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich offers incoming Fed chief Ben Bernanke some advice on his new role as the nation's top economic watch dog.
Posted In: Economy

Greenspan's legacy

Jan 25, 2006
Alan Greenspan steps down next week after more than 18 years running the Federal Reserve. It's been quite a run. Depending on who you ask, he either gets credit or blame for today's economy. Commentator Robert Reich suggests it's a little bit of both.
Posted In: Economy

Sneaky banking practices

Jan 18, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich bemoans a surprising bank practice that's keeping him from accessing his money.

China's growing pains

Jan 11, 2006
China's pace of economic growth has been sizzling. What's it like to live with that kind of accelerated boom? Commentator Robert Reich puts China's breakneck modernization into perspective.

China's non-democratic capitalism

Jan 4, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says China's embrace of capitalism shows that free markets don't necessarily need democracy to thrive.
Posted In: Economy

A new measure of prosperity?

Dec 28, 2005
The monthly numbers for consumer confidence came out today, and Americans are feeling a little better about things as the year comes to a close. But commentator Robert Reich says we may be a little over-confident.
Posted In: Economy

Spies like us

Dec 21, 2005
Commentator Robert Reich says news that President Bush authorized spying on Americans without a court order should be cause for concern for business leaders.

It's not just for poor people anymore

Dec 14, 2005
The House passed a bill a couple weeks ago cutting $50 billion from the budget; some of that money came from Medicaid. The cut's running into more political opposition than its backers might have expected. Robert Reich explains why.
Posted In: Health

Reich on tax cuts

Dec 7, 2005
Commentator Robert Reich looks at the fiscal impacts of the major tax cut proposals currently before Congress.


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