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Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ is a compelling class lecture on the U.S. economy

Documentaries about economic and social ills too often turn into glorified PowerPoint displays. For all its acclaim and worthiness, that essentially describes “An Inconvenient Truth.”;   Watch a trailer for the film below:…

Robert Reich challenges O’Reilly: ‘Be a man, have the courage, let’s debate’

Progressive economist Robert Reich called Fox News host Bill O’Reilly out on Wednesday, challenging him to a debate and accusing him of poisoning political conversation in the country. “Why can’t we talk?” Reich asked O’Reilly during an interview on Huffington Post Live. “In fact, if you don’t want to invite…

Robert Reich asks Bill Moyers: ‘When do you reach a point where inequality is simply too much?’

Economist Robert Reich found himself slightly agreeing with former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum in an interview with Bill Moyers, arguing that while he doesn’t support “equality of results,” the problem with the U.S. financial system is a lack of equality when it comes to opportunity. “The question is not…

Robert Reich warns: Record-breaking U.S. inequality being ignored

Economist, author and political commentator Robert Reich appeared on “Conan” on Monday night and discussed the ongoing issue of wealth inequality in the United States. He explained to host Conan O’Brien that the country currently has the widest gap between rich and poor of any nation outside of the developing…

Robert Reich: Wall St. hasn’t changed its ways, despite ‘Occupy’ protests

A study conducted by Echo Research and Makovsky found that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement had an impact on marketing and communications executives at financial services firms. However, professor Robert Reich said Thursday that marketing specialists might understand how angry the public has become at Wall Street, but CEOs and…

Robert Reich and Ari Melber argue over Obama’s new embrace of super PACs

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and The Nation’s Ari Melber argued Wednesday on MSNBC about whether President Barack Obama should have embraced super PACs. The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in January 2010 gave rise to super PACs, officially known as independent-expenditure only committees. The groups can raise an unlimited…

Robert Reich: Obama finally calling out GOP’s hypocrisy on tax cuts

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich on Monday said President Barack Obama was “finally stepping up to the plate” and boldly calling out Republican’s hypocrisy regarding tax cuts. Republicans this year fought to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, but have opposed…

Robert Reich: Crack down strengthens ‘Occupy Wall Street’

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich said Tuesday that efforts to crack down on the ongoing “Occupy” protests around the country actually helped to strengthen the movement. Police in riot gear evicted “Occupy Wall Street” protesters from their encampment at New York City’s Zuccotti Park…

Robert Reich: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest is already successful

Former U.S. labor secretary and University of California professor Robert Reich on Wednesday night said the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration had already succeeded in changing the political discourse of the United States. “I actually had, for the first time in years, conversations with people who spontaneously began to talk…

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