Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Berkeley prof, former Sec. of Lab. @InequalityMedia. Movies "Saving Capitalism" & "Inequality for All" on Netflix. Books: The Common Good, Saving Capitalism,etc

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Can someone please explain to me why Colonial Pipeline, which supplies almost half the fuel consumed on the East Coast, doesn’t have to disclose a thing about the ransomware attack, whether it paid the attackers, or what steps it’s taking to prevent another attack?

It's time Elon Musk treat his workers with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Reminder: Raising the minimum wage would lift wages for nearly 8 million mothers.

Many of same Republicans in Congress wishing women a happy Mother's Day also oppose paid family leave.

“Unlike the left, we embrace free thought and debate,” Kevin McCarthy said today, in a statement calling for Liz Cheney's ouster. Sorry Kevin. The GOP purge of truth-tellers is in plain sight.

Your reminder that the corporate share of federal tax revenue dropped from 32% in 1952 to 7% in 2020.

A short history of corporate tax rates: Reagan: 34% Clinton: 35% Bush: 35% Obama: 35% Trump: 21% Biden's original plan: 28% Biden's "compromise" plan: 25%

Call me old-fashioned, but when armed insurgents breach the Capitol building at the request of a president, I'd call it an attempted coup, not a "normal tourist visit."

Serious question: What does it say about America that Tucker Carlson has become the #1  most watched host on cable news?


Your reminder that tear gas is a chemical weapon banned in war.

RT if you want to see Congress pass legislation prohibiting the use of tear gas in the U.S.

Republicans who say we can't impeach a president 10 days before an inauguration had no trouble confirming a Supreme Court justice 8 days before an election.

If Redditors rallying GameStop is unacceptable market manipulation, what would you call it when greedy Wall Street bankers gambled away our entire economy in 2008 and faced no consequences?

I don't know who needs to hear this, but refusing to disclose the corporations receiving $500,000,000,000 in taxpayer-funded bailouts is just about as corrupt as it gets.

Those now saying Twitter's ban violates free speech didn't object when the NFL fired Colin Kaepernick.

Call me old-fashioned but I don't think a president who incites a coup against the U.S. government deserves a $200,000 pension for the rest of his life, along with a million-dollar travel budget, all financed by U.S. taxpayers. Just sayin.

So let me get this straight: Black Lives Matter protesters are tear gassed for protesting the murder of George Floyd, but MAGA protesters are left alone for bringing AR-15s inside state capitols?

American taxpayers spend $107,575,000,000 more on police than public housing. Pass it on.

No industry -- not airlines, not hotels, not cruise ships -- should be bailed out. They can stay in business by borrowing at rock-bottom rates, using their assets as collateral. Taxpayer money should be used to bail out people, not corporations.