Author

Robert Reich

Why we must try

Why we must try

Progressive change has never happened without bold ideas championed by bold idealists. But time and again we’ve learned that important public goals can be achieved – if the public is mobilized behind them.

Bernie Sanders is most qualified to lead a political system we SHOULD have

Bernie Sanders is most qualified to lead a political system we SHOULD have

Hillary’s the most qualified candidate for president of the political system we now have. Sanders is the most qualified candidate to create the political system we should have, because he’s leading a political movement for change.

A crisis of public morality, not private morality

A crisis of public morality, not private morality

At a time many Republican presidential candidates and state legislators are focusing on private morality – what people do in their bedrooms, contraception, abortion, gay marriage – America is experiencing a far more significant crisis in public morality.

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50

Medicare turns 50. It was signed into law July 30, 1965 – the crowning achievement of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. It’s more popular than ever. Yet it continues to be blamed for America’s present and future budget problems.

Why progressives must stay united

Why progressives must stay united

Our only hope for genuine change is if poor, working class, middle class, black, Latino, and white come together in a powerful movement to take back our economy and democracy from the moneyed interests that now control both.

Why we allow Big pharma to rip us off

Why we allow Big pharma to rip us off

Doctors claim these payments have no effect on what they prescribe. But why would drug companies shell out all this money if it didn’t provide them a healthy return on their investment?

The rise of the non-working rich

The rise of the non-working rich

In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything.” But it turns out the real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.

Freedom, power and the conservative mind

Freedom, power and the conservative mind

On Monday the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that privately-owned corporations don’t have to offer their employees contraceptive coverage that conflicts with the corporate owners’ religious beliefs.

A dangerous inequality

A dangerous inequality

Why is the nation more bitterly divided today than it has been in eighty years? If anything, you’d think this would be an era of relative calm. And yet, by almost every measure, Americans are angrier today.

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