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Making a Living, Making a Life
Judging from the coverage he has been receiving, the most popular story trailing Robert Reich as he travels around the nation talking about his new book The Future of Success is an entirely personal one. Books Editor Clay Smith interviews the former Clinton administration secretary of labor and finds out a few other stories about the popularizing public intellectual.
"...plagued by economic insecurity, and why, if the new economy is so successful, we all seem to be working..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

The Hightower Lowdown
Monsanto Cares; Welcome to the 'New Economy'
"...Welcome to the 'New Economy' All aboard for the New Economy! Cross that bridge..."

Dec. 8, 2000 News Column by Jim Hightower

Salt of the Earth
Local activists remember Cesar Chavez on the seventh anniversary of his death.
"...to march with Hispanic workers on strike here against Economy Furniture, a manufacturing company on McNeil Road. At the..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Paul Ciavarri

The Watson Way
Mayor Kirk Watson talks about challenges for austin during his next term.
"...and how Austin's workforce figures into the new global economy. Speaking of globalism, Watson also commented on his recent..."

March 31, 2000 News Feature by Jenny Staff Johnson

Don't Believe the Hype
Local Digiterati on the Good, the Bad, and the Internet in Between
"...We have an impulse in our whole society and economy that makes it very difficult for people on the..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Pocketbook Politics
If Not Now, When?
"...left behind. "You hear a lot about the 'booming economy' in Austin," Malfaro says. "People have to realize that..."

Oct. 2, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Sin by the Numbers
"...going under would ultimately affect Japan, the world's second-largest economy. Japan's banks are notoriously shaky right now, and they're..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Column by Michael Ventura

America the Brutal
Missed Information
"...out. This undocumented labor is known as the "gray economy," according to Dunkelberg. She describes it as the underground..."

June 27, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Art Transplant
The Move Toward a Cultural Center in Downtown
"...all. But these days both the sidewalks and the economy are expanding, and the dream of a centralized city..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Arts Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

All-Star Austin Contingent Gets Out the Vote Covering R.E.M
A. Sinclair, Jana Horn & Royal Forest cover “scathing satire”
"...Dan Patrick’s now infamous defense of reopening the state’s economy earlier than what experts advocated: “There are more important..."

Oct. 13, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Austin Musicians of Color Talk About the Pandemic's Outsized Impact on Their Communities
COVID-19 extends into all realities of Austin's pervasive inequality
"...mass anarchy and transition into one government and global economy," he confesses. "From there, I stocked up on essentials..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Public Notice: Cruz (Out of) Control
Whose well-being does the junior senator have at heart?
"...get people safely back to work, and get the economy back on its feet...."

May 15, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Rep. John Bucy III on the 86th Texas Legislature
“We’ve got to do everything we can to keep attention on Medicaid expansion”
"...Texas. It would bring billions of dollars into our economy, and it would help millions of Texans get the..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...to totally fund our current budget. Typically, the Texas economy does well and is diverse, but we do have..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

Whose Affordability Crisis?
Looking through the prism's lens
"...has long grappled with the countervailing tendencies of the economy, and right now, through CodeNEXT and other means, is..."

Feb. 2, 2018 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

The Chronicle’s 2017 Holiday Political Survival Guide
Borscht in a Bag, a male chastity belt, and more gifts to get you through the rut
"...library and download the PDF of Taxes and the Economy: An Economic Analysis of the Top Tax Rates Since..."

Dec. 8, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

The Damage Done by SB 4
Court records reveal impact of the "show me your papers" bill on immigrant lives
"...real hard times," she told the Chronicle. "Our whole economy is going to be affected."..."

July 21, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin's Growing Pains
We’ve got “an affordability problem”
"...to choose") between a "clean environment" and a "strong economy" – a false opposition both rhetorically and economically, but..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?
"...promising "a balanced budget that will strengthen the Texas economy and assure that it retains its global competitiveness." House..."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Feature by the News Staff

The Hightower Report
Why Bill Clinton should just go away
"...the smoke of Wall Street's 2008 crash of our economy. Plus, he had handed the remains of our national..."

June 17, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Mug Life
Austin isn't a world-class beer destination, but it's close
"...It's difficult to overstate how hungry the Austin beer economy is at the moment. With nearly 50 Central Texas..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Food Feature by Eric Puga

Help Desk
Surviving Austin's rising cost of living with some help from the "sharing economy"
"...Finally, in the "sharing economy," we've monetized sharing. In parts one and two of..."

July 10, 2015 Screens Column by Michael Agresta

The Hightower Report: Shoveling America's Wealth to the Top
Rich get richer; poor get poorer
"...that's just the natural workings of the new global economy, in which financial elites are rewarded for their exceptional..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Column by Jim Hightower

Help Desk
"...Welcome to the sharing economy, where the most accommodating person is not always the..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Screens Column by Michael Agresta

Austin And the Wider World
State department visit puts global spotlight on tech center
"...was supposed to highlight the technology component of Austin's economy. That was highlighted by the chamber's lunch/sales pitch to..."

May 19, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

City's Urban Ag Effort Struggles to Take Root
Bureaucracy may be reason for program's stunted growth
"...surprise at the potential impact of the local food economy and its importance, Council Member Laura Morrison picked up..."

April 12, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Point Austin: Busy Being Born ...
Leffingwell celebrates Austin and its future
"...celebrate Austin's good fortune. He acknowledged that our strong economy and good prospects (relative to much of the U.S.)..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Cliff Diving
The practice of government by self-extortion
"...the distribution of income and the like in the economy?' ... we started from 'what can be cut?'" Of..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Page Two: Class Action
Republican policies deepen economic divisions, to the peril of all of us
"...offered by Republicans as a way of fixing the economy. Rather, this was the actual policy of the George..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Column by Louis Black

Page Two: In the Red
Republican plans for economic recovery could make things worse
"...the recession, wrong about the current state of the economy, and wrong about cures...."

Oct. 14, 2011 Column by Louis Black

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