Robert B. Reich: Biden and his team must tackle structural inequality

“It’s time we address the structural inequalities in our economy that the pandemic has laid bare,” President-elect Joe Biden said last week as he introduced his economic team. It’s a good team. They’re competent and they care, in sharp contrast to Donald Trump’s goon squad. Many of them were in the trenches with Biden and Barack Obama in 2009, when the economy last needed rescuing. But reversing “structural inequalities” is a fundamentally different challenge from reversing economic downturns. They may overlap — late last month the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high at the same tim…

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