12:28am

Tue January 8, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Robert Reich


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Robert Reich, UC Berkeley professor, economist, and former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. The recent debate in Washington has revolved around budget deficit reduction but Reich says jobs must be the goal, not deficit reduction. So what’s behind the push to cut the deficit? And what programs are at risk? How will austerity plans affect the US economy in the coming years? And what are the alternatives? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley

Web Resources:

Robert Reich

Common Dreams: Tax Avoidance On the Rise: It's Twice the Amount of Social Security and Medicare

Demos: Since September, America Has Lost One Government Job For Every Five Private Sector Jobs Created

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