Robert Reich is a great leader in the Democratic Party. After serving as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 he became a fixture in thoughtful magazines, speeches, and talk shows. He is currently a Chancellor’s Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UCal, Berkeley.
Reich has recently collaborated with moveon.org to create a series of short videos describing “The Big Picture” – things which need to be done to transform our economy into a more dynamic, fair, and productive new economy for a post-depression world. Taken together, I believe these make up a new platform for the Democratic Party which must be a central organizing piece for the elections in 2016.
Whether or not you agree with Reich, he and this platform are a force to be reckoned with.
Since I have yet to see them presented together in one place as a coherent work, I have taken the liberty of doing so myself. Each item is presented here with the title as a link to the original post on Reich’s blog, with the short video above it. Please follow the links for more information in Reich’s own words.
Initially, this project was billed as “Ten Ideas to Save the Economy”. There are now 12 videos in the series, branching out a bit into political reform. If there are more they will be added later.