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Two From the Reich on the Left

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class warfare, economy, income inequality, Robert Reich, videos )

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TomCat S (124)
Friday February 9, 2018, 1:35 pm
I’m sure you know by now, the Reich on the right, the Republican Reich, is virtually always wrong, while the Reich on the left, Robert Reich, is virtually always right. Robert just released two installments of his lecture series on the economy on Inequality Media. Here they are, with brief comments from me.

Pat B (354)
Friday February 9, 2018, 1:57 pm
I would love to have had Mr. Reich as a teacher. He makes classwork so interesting!!
Both are excellent views, I really appreciate you, Tom, for posting it.
Need to finish the 2nd, halfway through. Thanks!!

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday February 9, 2018, 2:02 pm
I. Back in the day, when I was in college and even to some degree in high school, there were exercises to help people examine their personal values. You have a bomb shelter which holds 6 people (oxygen, food water, etc.), and you, your family, and neighbors totalling twelve people have thirty minutes before you must seal the hatch. That kind of thing. I wonder how many people today understand there own values.

I also am disabled and have to shop on line. But I (and I'll bet you too) pay attention as much as I can to the morals of the vendor. I would shop at amazon a lot more than I do if they didn't treat their employees so badly. I won't knowingly buy from a Koch Brothers corporation. I won't knowingly buy from anyone who sponsors Sean Hannity. And I never, ever shop at Walmart (or Sam's). I can only do what I can do, but I do do that.

A little off topic - RR speaks of family owned businesses. He could speak of locally owned or even community businesses - and maybe he should. One family business I once worked for was an epitome (in the dictionary definition of a small thing that is an accurate image of a big thing) of crony capitalism. I don't want to go into detail, but I'll bet I am not alone in this.

II. I'm not going to try to rebut any of this ... this "I am not my brother's keeper" stuff. You and Bob are right of course, the whole motivation of commerce needs to change. It soounds like cleaning the Augean Stables, doesn't it.


David C (75)
Friday February 9, 2018, 2:23 pm
too many care only about themselves and not the good of others.....Reich is Right!

Freya H (344)
Friday February 9, 2018, 2:27 pm
Split Brain: Tell me about it! I want to buy American as much as possible, but that is not easy. Too much is made in overseas sweatshops. Fortunately, I can on occasion find items such as socks that are made in the USA. I do shop on-line for some things, but going to a website is not nearly as enjoyable as going into a brick-and-mortar store and browsing. Besides, when you buy in person, what you see is what you get. Making a purchase on-line has risks, such as a lot shipment or not getting what you expected. Laws and policies will help, as will raising wages so people can afford locally-sourced goods, as well as having societal inducements to purchase locally-sourced goods. Now, how can we do that? Reviving neighborhood spirit may be one way.

Purpose of Corporations: Our current capitalist system is greed, greed, greed. Fatten the shareholders and the CEOs, and screw the working class. Henry Ford said that a company should pay its workers as HIGH a wage as possible so they can buy your products. When nobody except a few rich folks can buy anything, how does a corporation make anything? We need to return to Zellerbach's philosophy of stakeholder capitalism.

Nita L (127)
Friday February 9, 2018, 3:03 pm
Fantastic videos. I shared the.
Thank you TomCat for sharing these with us.

Ted W (127)
Friday February 9, 2018, 3:47 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!RESIST!!Great vids!!Many thanks for sharing, TomCat!!

Vivian B (169)
Friday February 9, 2018, 4:09 pm
Love to hear whatever Mr. Reich has to say! Thank you, TC! Sanity may have returned to me today! Yay! Didn't know that Tamiflu was a hallucinogenic! I mean, really! Wow!

Animae C (508)
Friday February 9, 2018, 4:10 pm


Glennis Whitney (393)
Friday February 9, 2018, 4:38 pm
Very interesting Great comments Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Mitchell D (82)
Friday February 9, 2018, 7:44 pm
Off the topic, sorry- But I feel a strong need to point to this- an interview by Rob Reiner with James Clapper and John Buchanan:

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday February 9, 2018, 9:35 pm
Thank you TomCat

Colleen L (3)
Friday February 9, 2018, 11:47 pm
Interesting video. Mr. Reich is right on. Thanks TomCat

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 5:17 am
I’m sure both videos are well worth watching, but I’ll have to get back to this tonight, TomCat. I just haven’t the time to watch 40 minutes of video right now.

Peggy B (43)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 7:01 am
Will watch these shortly.

Winn A (179)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 10:53 am

Ian Crory (31)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:07 pm

TomCat S (124)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 1:12 pm
Thanks, stars, hugs, and amen to all!

fly bird (26)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 4:56 pm
Saved for later. All new to me.

Thank you for sharing, TomCat

Janet B (0)
Saturday February 10, 2018, 7:51 pm

TomCat S (124)
Sunday February 11, 2018, 1:33 pm
YVW!! Welcome Fly. I live in Portland too.
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