Robert Reich started a recent column by looking on the bright side: “Economic cheerleaders on Wall Street and in the White House are taking heart. The US has had three straight months of faster job growth…” He then inched his way down to the real lede of his piece: “The negative wealth effect of home […]
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How many people have realized by now that the notion of belonging to the middle class in this day and age is delusional and dangerous? This question gnawed at me today after I paid a dental bill that took a big bite out of my rapidly dwindling savings. More here.
Robert Reich is a commonsensical guy, and so what if he sometimes injects false optimism into his commentaries? You can tell he’s merely trying not to be a gloom merchant, that the jobs picture is as bleak to him as to any other realistic person. More here.
The decline of unions, outsourcing, off-shoring, politicians who are bought and paid for by corporate kingpins — all of these factors and more have resulted in levels of employee pay that would have sickened our parents and grandparents: For most of the last century, the basic bargain at the heart of the American economy was […]
I share Robert Reich’s opinion of the corporate kingpins who are trying to drive a stake through the ailing heart of our democracy: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real […]
Amazing. First Robert Pear rattles off the depressing income figures of a country in decline, then he casually notes that “the economy has been growing.” How is he defining economic growth? More here.
What’s the difference between a “jobs depression” and a full-blown 1930s-style disaster-course depression? Do tell, Bob…
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich looks bemused, even dumbfounded, and I can’t help thinking it’s because President Obama’s policy decisions are slowly driving Reich crazy…