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Robert Reich
Berkeley prof, frmr Sec of Labor. Cofounder, Inequality Media. New book: The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. Order a copy:
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Robert Reich 32m
That Trump continues to try to overthrow our democracy is no longer a cause for worry because he is failing badly and will be gone in a few weeks. That the leaders of the GOP remain silent in the face of his sedition, however, is terrifying.
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Robert Reich Nov 27
The bottom 50% of Americans owns $0.16 trillion in stocks, the top 1% owns $14.04 trillion. I repeat, the stock market is not the economy.
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Robert Reich 13h
Let's get one thing straight: Freedom does not mean you can endanger the health and safety of others just because you feel like it.
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Robert Reich 10h
So let me get this straight: We should control women's bodies in the name of saving lives, but we shouldn't take basic precautions to stop the spread of a deadly virus amid a global pandemic?
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Robert Reich 11h
How to rebuild the economy & create prosperity for all: —Medicare for All —$15 minimum wage —Green New Deal —Break up monopolies —Invest in communities of color —Strengthen unions & job training —Wealth tax on billionaires —Get money out of politics Let's get to work.
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Robert Reich 12h
When this miserable pandemic is finally over, let's not forget that essential workers are *always* essential. American workers keep the country going, not billionaires. It's time we afford them the wages, benefits, and respect they deserve.
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Robert Reich 13h
Let's get one thing straight: Freedom does not mean you can endanger the health and safety of others just because you feel like it.
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Robert Reich 15h
In the past year, America’s billionaires have made a fortune: Musk: $108B ↑ Zuckerberg: $26B ↑ Bezos: $68B ↑ Gates: $15B ↑ An economy that rewards the wealthy while the vast majority are made worse off is immoral and unsustainable.
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Robert Reich 23h
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First, get big money out of our democracy.
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Robert Reich 24h
The "economy" doesn't exist in nature. Its rules come from legislatures, courts, and presidents. Those with most influence over making the rules have been the super-wealthy, giant corporations, and Wall Street - which is why for 40 years most economic gains have gone to the top.
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Robert Reich 24h
Amazon has added 427,300 employees in 10 months. Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic. Instead he's denying paid sick leave to his employees, and has already subjected nearly 20,000 warehouse workers to Covid-19.
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Robert Reich Nov 27
Jeff Bezos could give every Amazon employee $105,000 and still be as rich as he was before the pandemic. Instead he's denying paid sick leave to his employees — and has already subjected nearly 20,000 warehouse workers to Covid-19. Demand Congress tax the rich, and shop local.
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Robert Reich Nov 27
The bottom 50% of Americans owns $0.16 trillion in stocks, the top 1% owns $14.04 trillion. I repeat, the stock market is not the economy.
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Robert Reich Nov 27
In the middle of a pandemic, Walmart and Amazon have hauled in $30B in profit this year, but have still cut hazard pay for their employees. This is what a rigged system looks like.
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Robert Reich Nov 27
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Robert Reich Nov 27
Sen. David Perdue traded thousands of dollars in bank stocks while serving on the Senate Banking Committee, even as he helped pass bills benefiting the financial industry. If this isn't corruption, I don't know what is. Georgia voters must vote him out of office on Jan 5.
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Robert Reich Nov 27
Trump appointee Judge Stephanos Bibas writes “calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here."
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Robert Reich Nov 27
Melbourne had the longest, strictest lockdown in the developed world. Australia has had among the toughest mask and social-distancing mandates. Now, they're reaping the benefits. It's not a choice between public health or freedom. Strict public health measures lead to freedom.
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Robert Reich Nov 27
The next time you hear Trump call for "law and order" remember that he has pardoned/commuted: Michael Flynn (Perjury) Joe Arpaio (Contempt of Court) Michael Milken (Fraud) Roger Stone (Lying to Congress) Scooter Libby (Perjury) Eddie Gallagher (War Cimes)
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Robert Reich Nov 27
In the middle of a pandemic, Walmart and Amazon have hauled in $30B in profit this year, but have still cut hazard pay for their employees. This is what a rigged system looks like.
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