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A question of timing: What America can learn from the revolt in Europe

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | May 7, 2012

Who’s an economy for? Voters in France and Greece have made it clear it’s not for the bond traders. Referring to his own electoral woes, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote Monday in an article in the conservative Daily Telegraph: “When people think about the economy they don’t see it through the dry numbers of the … Continue reading »

America’s jobs deficit, and why it’s still more important than the budget deficit

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | February 6, 2012

The most significant aspect of January’s jobs report is political. The fact that America’s labor market continues to improve is good news for the White House. But as a practical matter the improvement is less significant for the American work force. President Obama’s only chance for rebutting Republican claims that he’s responsible for a bad … Continue reading »

The seven biggest economic lies

Robert Reich, professor of public policy | October 14, 2011

The President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society – unless more Americans know the truth about the economy. Here’s a short (2 minute 30 second) effort to rebut the seven biggest whoppers now being … Continue reading »