The ever observant Robert Reich

It’s why I write a weekly column for the Guardian – one of the few publications in the world committed to revealing the truth about the economy and exposing the myths that distract the public’s attention from what is really going on. The Guardian can do this because it’s not financed by commercial sponsors

He says on a page with an ad on it.

8 thoughts on “The ever observant Robert Reich”

  1. The Guardian can do this because it’s not financed by commercial sponsors

    Apart of course from the Cayman Islands based Scott Trust fund.

    Hey readers, gizza quid !

  2. ‘The Guardian can do this because it’s not financed by commercial sponsors’

    An economist impressed by a money losing enterprise.

  3. I suppose this column makes a change from the usual “Orange man bad” from Reich, though to laud the guardian-that purveyor of hate , and extoller of the green scam is nearly as bad.

  4. It’s why I write a weekly column for the Guardian

    “And the fact that I get paid for this rubbish is totally irrelevant, honest!”

  5. Eliminate markets as they exist, and you don’t end up without markets; you just replace them with a different kind, i.e., markets for political influence. I defy Reich to show how the latter would be an improvement on the former.

  6. 4 bits of bullshit that Robert Reich’s readers will buy into:

    1. That The Guardian doesn’t make money off of corporate brands through advertising, like virtually every online publication.

    2. That raising funds through advertisers is any more likely to breed corruption than taking in money from advocacy groups, the government, a biased readership, or “foundations” headed by powerful elites.

    3. That The Guardian is one of the “few” publications that are committed to smearing a system they don’t like (which is what Robert is actually saying here). Oh sure, it’s so tough to find a mainstream news site that champions democratic socialism and blames successful people for all of the world’s ills. Especially in 2020!

    4. That, even though free-market capitalism has lifted far more people out of poverty, and made so many less of them suffer, than socialism or communism ever did or ever will, the fact that some people might support it for nefarious reasons means we should just forget about those starving children in Sub-Saharan Africa and direct our attention to all the over-privileged career academics who know better.

    By the way, if other economic systems are so much more beneficial, then why do Robert Reich and his family still live in the U.S.? People from other cultures are willing to learn English and save up everything they have to come here for better economic opportunities, so why wouldn’t Robert do the same for himself? Does he just like Budweiser that much?

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