Tag: Robert Reich

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the US. American culture might make it uniquely vulnerable – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A man in his undies and a cowboy hat standing in Times Square alone

Its a rigged system go to Robert Reich’s explanation on Youtube (ODT

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the US. American culture might make it uniquely vulnerable – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Why Democrats Share the Blame for the Rise of Donald Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Trump is not the cause of our divided nation. He is the symptom of a rigged system that was already dividing us. It’s not enough to defeat him. We must reform the system that got us here in the first place, to ensure that no future politician will ever again imitate Trump’s authoritarian demagoguery.

via Why Democrats Share the Blame for the Rise of Donald Trump | The Smirking Chimp

Why Democrats share the blame for the rise of Donald Trump | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump speaks in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Great Divider knows how to pit native-born Americans against immigrants, the working class against the poor, whites against blacks and Latinos, evangelicals against secularists, keeping almost everyone stirred up by vilifying, disparaging, denouncing, defaming and accusing others of the worst. Trump thrives off disruption and division.

But that begs the question of why we have been so ready to be divided by Trump. The answer derives in large part from what has happened to wealth and power.

via Why Democrats share the blame for the rise of Donald Trump | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Trump is seriously, frighteningly unstable – the world is in danger | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House.

No president has ever been sent packing. Nixon resigned because he saw it coming. Trump would sooner start a civil war

via Trump is seriously, frighteningly unstable – the world is in danger | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

There is no ‘right’ v ‘left’: it is Trump and the oligarchs against the rest | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Donald Trump makes two fists while making a public appearance.

I keep hearing that the Democratic party has moved “left” and that Democratic candidates may be “too far left”.
But in an era of unprecedented concentration of wealth and political power at the top, I can’t help wondering what it means to be “left”.

A half-century ago, when America had a large and growing middle class, those on the “left” sought stronger social safety nets and more public investment in schools, roads and research. Those on the “right” sought greater reliance on the free market.

But as wealth and power have concentrated at the top, everyone else – whether on the old right or the old left – has become disempowered and less secure.

via There is no ‘right’ v ‘left’: it is Trump and the oligarchs against the rest | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian