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Why College Is Necessary But Gets You Nowhere

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost. The answer is unequivocally yes, but with one big qualification. I’ll come to the qualification in…

And Now the Richest .01 Percent

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – The richest Americans hold more of the nation’s wealth than they have in almost a century. What do they spend it on? As you might expect, personal jets, giant yachts, works of art, and luxury penthouses. And also on politics. In fact, their…

The Choice of the Century

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day. “We have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction,” he said Sunday. In…

Government Spends More Per Pupil at Private Universities than Public Schools?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from…

Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of opponents, the hike…

Students Head Into Heartland to Help Walmart Workers Organize

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – I spent several days in New York last week with students from around the country who were preparing to head into the heartland to help organize Walmart workers for better jobs and wages. (Full familial disclosure: My son Adam is one of the…

The Practical Choice: Not American Capitalism or ‘Welfare State Socialism’ but an Economy That’s Working for a Few or Many

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – For years Americans have assumed that our hard-charging capitalism is better than the soft-hearted version found in Canada and Europe. American capitalism might be a bit crueler but it generates faster growth and higher living standards overall. Canada’s and Europe’s “welfare-state socialism” is…