[citation needed], In addition, Reich used the office as a platform for focusing national attention on the need to help American workers to adapt to the new economy. [34], In 2010, his weekly column is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.[35]. Clare Reich Family. [31], On April 18, 2008, Reich endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States. The purpose is to educate the public about the implications of the widening inequalities of income, wealth, and political power. Robert Bernard Reich (/raɪʃ/;[1] born June 24, 1946) is an American economic advisor, professor, author, and political commentator. [49] On the eve of a June 2016 popular vote in Switzerland on basic income, he declared that countries will have to introduce this instrument sooner or later. David Usborne on an economist with charisma – Voices", "Email from Robert Reich to Fatema Crane", "Former Labor Secretary to address economic issues", "Journal of Women, Politics & Policy – Editorial board", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Reich&oldid=985921558, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, John Jay High School (Cross River, New York) alumni, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages which use embedded infobox templates with the title parameter, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2018, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Bruno-Kreisky Award, best political book of year (, Vaclav Havel Vision Foundation Prize, October 2003, Louis Brownlow Award (best book on public administration), National Academy of Public Administration, 1984, This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 19:03.

Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images In September 2005 Reich testified against John Roberts at his confirmation hearings for Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. [4] He was formerly a professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government[5] and professor of social and economic policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management of Brandeis University. [33], On April 3, 2009, Reich commented that published U6 employment figures indicated that the United States was in a depression. [16], He attended John Jay High School in Cross River, New York, and Dartmouth College, graduating with an A.B. Robert Reich is furious with himself for getting tricked into ‘subsidizing [Jeff] Bezos’ $175,000,000,000 fortune for nothing’. In the documentary, he advocates for grassroots political mobilization among working class Americans to countervail the political power of corporate America. Reich has been the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley since January 2006.

This repository is populated with tens of thousands of assets and should be your first stop for asset selection. "[46][47] He also favors raising the federal minimum wage to $15/hr across three years, believing that it will not adversely impact big business, and will increase higher value worker availability. ", "Robert Reich: Who Sent the Thugs to Berkeley?

He popularized the term "corporate welfare"—arguing that the nation could get the money it needed to retrain people and move them from welfare to work by cutting "aid for dependent corporations".