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Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor
Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Reich was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration from 1993-1997. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers Aftershock (2011) and The Work of Nations (1992). His latest is an e-book, Beyond Outrage (2012). He is also a founding Editor of the American Prospect magazine and Chairman of Common Cause. He writes his own blog about the political economy at robertreich.org.

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To hear the media report it, President Obama is proposing a tax increase on wealthy Americans. That’s misleading at best. He’s proposing that everyone receive a continuation of the Bush tax cuts on the first $250,000 of their incomes.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

America has a huge budget deficit hanging over our heads. If the rich don't pay their fair share, the rest of us have to pay higher taxes -- or do without vital public services like Medicare, Medicaid, Pell grants, food stamps, child nutrition, federal aid to education, and more.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The 5 basic features of the Paul Ryan economic plan.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hyper-polarized Washington hasn’t shown itself capable of rational behavior, Reich writes; It's why the nation is heading over a fiscal cliff that may begin to look more like a hill whose slope remains uncertain but will almost surely be gradual.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Romney admits to an income of over $20 million a year for the last several decades. Which makes his 13 percent — or even 20 percent — violate the principle of equal sacrifice that lies at the core of our notion of tax fairness.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Buffett Rule would generate only about $47 billion in extra revenues over the next decade, according to congressional estimates. Why not restore top rates to what they were before 1980, and match the capital-gains rate to the income-tax rate?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Robert Reich and Stephen Moore discuss taxes on the Chris Matthews show.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012