Robert B. Reich

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About Robert B. Reich

Robert B. Reich,, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock" and “The Work of Nations" His latest, "Beyond Outrage," is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His new film, "Inequality for All," is now available on Netflix, iTunes, DVD, and On Demand.

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone

I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep. The parent of another senior tells me he stands at the mailbox for an hour every day waiting for a hoped-for acceptance letter [...]

Why College Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Have to be) for Everyone2016-11-29T17:37:17-04:00

Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities than at Public Universities

By Robert B. Reich | Originally Published at Robert B. Reich. October 13, 2014 | Photographic Credit; People are led on a tour group at the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Reich argues that by way of tax deductible contributions from wealthy donors, the federal [...]

Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities than at Public Universities2016-11-29T17:37:34-04:00

Robert Reich; Welfare Deform — A Sad Anniversary

Introductory Historical Context 2015: The twentieth anniversary of Welfare Reform is rapidly approaching. Amidst much cntraversary at the time, The "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act was signed into law on August 22, 1996. Today, it is lauded, applauded and praised. Still questions remain. Ten years after [...]

Robert Reich; Welfare Deform — A Sad Anniversary2016-11-29T17:39:05-04:00