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  • Discussion on Inequality in America
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    Inequality in America

    Katrina Vanden Heuval, Robert Reich, Van Jones, and others talked about inequality in America. Among the topics they covered were voter turnout, wealth distribution, the 2016 presidential…

  • Robert Reich on US Economy and the 2012 Election
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    Robert Reich on U.S. Economy and the 2012 Election

    Former Labor Secretar Robert Reich talked about the U.S. economy and his campaign suggestions for liberals and progressives in the 2012 elections. Topics included voters' responsibility to be…

  • Robert Reich Remarks on Job Creation
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    Robert Reich Remarks on Job Creation

    Robert Reich talked about job creation. In his speech he criticized the push to cut the deficit and said unemployment is a bigger crisis and and what lawmakers should be focused on. He also noted…

  • Henry Paulson on the Economy and Public Policy
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    Henry Paulson on the Economy and Public Policy

    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talked about the Wall Street bailouts of 2008, the current financial climate, and the U.S. economic relationship with China. The forum began with a…

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    Robert Reich argues that the root cause of the 2008 economic collapse was not Wall Street, but the ever-increasing financial inequality in the country. Even the middle class, he says, has…

  • Jobs and the Economy
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    Jobs and the Economy

    Robert Reich talked about his belief that despite the unemployment rate in March remained at 9.7% and the U.S. economy added 162, 000 thousand jobs, the jobs picture actually still looks bleak. In a…

  • US Economy
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    U.S. Economy

    Administration officials talked with reporters about employment and the economy. The latest job figures were released today.

  • Renewing the Social Contract
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    Renewing the Social Contract

    Panelists discussed the growing economic anxiety among most citizens due to stagnant wages, layoffs and the rising cost of employee benefits in contrast to the overall performance of the…

  • Latest Unemployment Figures
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    Latest Unemployment Figures

    Following President Clinton’s news conference on the latest employment report, administration officials reported on the creation of new jobs. Secretary Reich noted that, since August 1993, the economy has created…

  • Economic and Budget Issues
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    Economic and Budget Issues

    Following prepared remarks announcing that the Clinton administration is considering the minimum wage, which has been at $4.25 an hour since 1991, Labor Secretary Reich and Ms. Tyson…

  • Rebuilding the Middle Class
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    Rebuilding the Middle Class

    Secretary Reich talked about the plight of the middle class, which he calls the “anxious” class. He talked about their position in the U.S. economy, including low wages and personal incomes…

  • Employment and Economic Issues
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    Employment and Economic Issues

    Administration economic officials talked about the November economic figures. Secretary Reich reported that since January 1993, more than 5 million new jobs have been created, that the unemployment…

  • A New Middle Class
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    A New Middle Class

    Secretary Reich talked about his perspectives on why the voters reacted so strongly against the Democrats during a strong economy. He believes that, on the whole, the “middle class” has not…

  • August Employment Figures
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    August Employment Figures

    Secretary Reich and Ms.Tyson reported that the U.S. economy continues to enjoy healthy growth in incomes and employment. Since last Labor Day, the economy has produced 3.1 million new…

  • Building a New Middle Class
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    Building a New Middle Class

    Secretary Reich spoke about the state of the american workforce at this luncheon hosted by the Center for National Policy. He focused on changes in the economy and their impact on the…

  • National Economic Picture
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    National Economic Picture

    Secretary of Labor Bob Reich, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Laura Tyson, and Director of the National Economic Council Bob Rubin briefed the media and took questions today on…

  • America and the World in the 1990s
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    America and the World in the 1990s

    Panelists discussed the lack of investment in the economy. Dr. Lester Thurow addressed the Economic Policy Institute on “Investing in America’s Future: The Neglected Domestic Agenda.”