Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Berkeley professor, former Secretary of Labor. Co-founder, @InequalityMedia. Sign up for updates, analysis and drawings:

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I’m sorry, but Clarence Thomas must recuse himself from other all future cases regarding the 2020 election, voting rights, and the Trump presidency until we know more about his involvement with the insurrection.

Musk doesn't actually care about ending hate and division. If he did, he'd oppose the GOP's agenda. But he cares only about protecting his own wealth and power...which is why he's decrying Democrats’ efforts to fairly tax billionaires and support workers' efforts to unionize.

I’m grateful to be able to share this sneak peek of @TheSimpsons  season finale, where @RealHughJackman  and I team up to tackle inequality and the demise of the middle class. Here's a sneak peak of the episode. Be sure to tune in at 8pm ET/7pm CT/8pm PT this Sunday for the rest!

Democrats should welcome Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos’ embrace of GOP politics. Both centibillionaires oversee massive union-busting and pay a lower tax rate than average working people. It’s a good thing to be disliked by these guys.

The middle class lifestyle of @TheSimpsons  family is unrecognizable. Why? Corporate greed, declining union power, and decades of handouts for corporations and the super-rich.

The political struggle of our time is no longer left versus right, Democrat versus Republican. It is democracy versus authoritarianism.

For 30+ years, Homer Simpson has supported his family on a single income union job with a high school education. For millions, that life isn’t actually attainable, thanks to corporate greed and rising inequality. Tune in to @TheSimpsons  tonight for a look into how we got here.

Forced birth in a country that refuses to protect children from being murdered at school.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. --Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953


Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post. Elon Musk owns Twitter. When multi-billionaires take control of our most vital platforms for communication, it’s not a win for free speech. It’s a win for oligarchy.

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

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?

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

Meat prices increased by double digits. Tyson’s CEO says they’re asking customers to “pay for inflation.” Meanwhile, Tyson’s posted $1 billion in profits last quarter — a 48% increase from the first quarter of 2021. Don't be fooled. This is about corporate greed. It always is.

Starbucks is raising prices after reporting a 31% increase in profits. The company’s revenue increased by almost 20% to over $8,000,000,000. Their CEO’s pay increased by almost 40% last year to more than $20,000,000. Do not be fooled. This is about corporate greed. It always is.

More peaceful protestors and journalists have been jailed in the past week than all the bankers who were jailed for fraud during the financial collapse.

So let me get this straight: Legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act has been sitting on McConnell’s desk for months — and he will directly benefit from his state allocating just one polling place for 616,000 predominantly Black voters? Can this be any more blatant?