Robert Reich Height

The faith that anyone could move from rags to riches - with enough guts and gumption, hard work, and nose to the grindstone - was once at the core of the American Dream.

~ Robert Reich

Successful professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator, Robert Reich worked in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

About Robert Reich's Real Height

Why would anyone want to know the height of Robert Reich? Probably because he looks so short.

We don’t use the word tiny often here but when we use it, we mean it – Robert Reich rarely reaches the shoulders of the people he is around -- certainly not the shoulder of someone like Conan O'Brien. But Conan is 6'4", so there is that.

Anyway, most newspapers and websites have described Robert Reich as just under 5 feet or 4 feet 11 inches tall to be specific.

But Robert himself is more candid on the subject. In an NYTimes interview, he mentioned his height as:

I’m 4-foot-10½

We are sure he is that tall. There are many benefits of being short. Like less pressure on the heart, higher mobility with age, looking cute to the opposite sex... We are sure Robert is reaping many of the benefits.

The real height of Robert Reich is

4 ft 10½ in (149 cm)

Robert Reich standing with Leslie Jones and Amy Schumer
Robert Reich standing with big Leslie Jones (6 ft) and Amy Schumer (5 ft 7 in)

Here are some more Robert Reich quotes

Robert Reich on growing the economy.

The only way to grow the economy in a way that benefits the bottom 90 percent is to change the structure of the economy. At the least, this requires stronger unions and a higher minimum wage.

On the middle class.

No economy can continue to function when the vast middle class and everybody else doesn't have enough purchasing power to buy what the economy is capable of producing without going deeper and deeper into debt.

On a leader.

A leader is someone who steps back from the entire system and tries to build a more collaborative, more innovative system that will work over the long term.

Economical benefits.

We're the richest economy in the history of the world. For the majority of Americans not to get the benefits of this extraordinarily prosperous economy, there's something fundamentally wrong.

On corporations.

Corporations don't create jobs, customers do. So when all the economic gains go to the top, as they're doing now, the vast majority of Americans don't have enough purchasing power to buy the things corporations want to sell - which means businesses stop creating enough jobs.

On standing up to bullies.

Standing up to bullies is the hallmark of a civilized society.

The liberal ideal.

The liberal ideal is that everyone should have fair access and fair opportunity.  This is not equality of result.  It's equality of opportunity.  There's a fundamental difference.

Inequality in the US.

America has become the most unequal society among advanced countries, and rich people are now free to spend as much money on political campaigns as they wish.

On living in a theocracy.

We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and the government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives.

On globalization.

Globalization and free trade do spur economic growth, and they lead to lower prices of many goods.

On the concentration of wealth.

Liberals are concerned about the concentration of wealth because it almost inevitably leads to a concentration of power that undermines democracy.