Robert Reich

professor of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley, former labor secretary under Bill Clinton

Guest/Host

Robert Reich is Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It, and Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.  A former senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, from 1993 to 1997 he served as US Secretary of Labor.

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Today’s    jobs report    suggests the U.S. could be heading back to Great Depression territory. The numbers show more than 20 million jobs were lost last month.

US shed more than 20 million jobs in April, unemployment reaches nearly 15%

Today’s jobs report suggests the U.S. could be heading back to Great Depression territory. The numbers show more than 20 million jobs were lost last month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Eighty percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

Lost jobs and wages: COVID-19 exposes wealth gap in US

“Eighty percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

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New York City and suburban DC will split the expected 50,000 jobs that Amazon is promising with its new headquarters.

The story of Amazon’s HQ2 shows wealth gap in America

New York City and suburban DC will split the expected 50,000 jobs that Amazon is promising with its new headquarters.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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