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Schultz's presidential run is a reckless one

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

America is the only place in the world where any citizen over the age of 35 can run for president. No experience in government necessary. No support from a political party necessary. You don't even have to have any ideas or policy proposals.

Take Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks whose ...Read more

Trump wants socialism for the rich, harsh capitalism for the rest

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

"America will never be a socialist country," Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump that America is now a hotbed of socialism. But it is socialism for the rich. Everyone else is treated to harsh capitalism.

In the conservative mind, socialism means getting something for doing nothing. That pretty ...Read more

The State of the Disunion

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

Donald Trump promised that his State of the Union address would focus on "unification." But Trump advocating national unity is like a pyromaniac promoting lighter fluids. His goal is, and has always been, disunion.

The man thrives on divisiveness. It's how he keeps himself the center of attention, fuels his base, and ensures that no matter what...Read more

It seems fitting that industrial democracy is back on the table

From the Left / Robert B. Reich /

The shutdown is over for now, but for five weeks 800,000 federal employees and 1.5 million federal contract workers were pawns in Trump's game of brinksmanship, and they may be so again.

Trump has also frozen federal workers' pay for 2019, stopping the automatic 2.1 percent cost-of-living increase all civilian workers would have received under ...Read more

 

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