Articles by Robert Reich
It's Not Bernie but the So-Called 'Moderates' That the Democratic Establishment Should Be Freaking Out About
Robert Reich · The best way for Democrats to defeat Trump's fake anti-establishment populism is with the real thing, coupled with an agenda of systemic reform. This is what Bernie Sanders offers.
America's Real Divide Isn't Left Vs. Right. It's Democracy Vs. Oligarchy
Robert Reich · Divide-and-conquer allows the oligarchy free rein. It makes the rest of us puppets, fighting each other on a made-up stage.
The 15 Warnings Signs of Impending Tyranny
Robert Reich · As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically: 1.  Exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a
It Takes a Movement: A Tale of Two Strategies For Change
Robert Reich · In 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama promised progressive change if elected President, his primary opponent, then-Senator Hillary Clinton, derided him.
At Stake in 2016: Ending the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power
Robert Reich · What’s at stake this election year? Let me put as directly as I can. America has succumbed to a vicious cycle in which great wealth translates into political power, which generates even more wealth, and even more power. This...
The Four Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Inequality
Robert Reich · Even though French economist Thomas Piketty has made an air-tight case that we’re heading toward levels of inequality not seen since the days of the nineteenth-century robber barons, right-wing conservatives haven’t stopped lying...