Posts Tagged: Robert Reich

Actual liberal weighs in on government regulation

Robert Reich doesn’t actually have a pointy head, but he was labor secretary under President Clinton, he does teach at Berkeley, and he does write books that explain “why liberals will win the battle for America.”  For someone so unabashedly liberal, Reich brings something to the table that many liberals don’t:  straight talk.  He asks in the Huffington Post why we don’t just acknowledge — and not anguish over — the fact that “corporations exist for one purpose, and one purpose only: to make as much money as possible, which means cutting costs as much as possible?” (more…)

PSA: Carl Fillichio on “The Best Gig You Can Have”

Part of Understanding Government’s new Public Service Announcement series featuring federal employees and profiles of what they do

By Norman Kelley

You would expect a certain amount of spin from an interview with a Labor Department public affairs official about his work. However, Carl Fillichio truly likes what he does, so his aim is true.

Preferring to call his recent installment at the U. S. Dept. of Labor a “second go at the rodeo,” Carl Fillichio, Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Labor for Public Affairs and Communications, is ebullient about his work and the mission of getting the department’s message out.

“The way I look at communications, it’s not just issuing press releases, or doing press conferences or doing a newsletter, it is events and speaking engagements, and all sorts of opportunities to get our message out. I have my finger in all that type of stuff.”

Previously a Clinton appointee who served under Labor secretaries Robert Reich and Alexis Hermann, Fillichio engages in the full panoply of media for the department. “It’s the best gig you can have, public service.” (more…)