Economy | The Nation


These Motel Rooms Are the Last Resort for Families Without Homes

A critical lack of affordable housing is turning overpriced motels into long-term shelter.

by Leighton Akio Woodhouse

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.
Posted Feb 25 2015 - 2:27pm
Several former lobbyists and executives are working crucial staff positions in the new Congress.
Posted Feb 11 2015 - 3:55pm
Uber and Airbnb monetize the desperation of people in the post-crisis economy while sounding generous—and evoke a fantasy of community in an atomized population.
Posted Jan 27 2015 - 3:18pm


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(Photo by Lynne Graves/Sojourner Truth Memorial - Florence, CC BY-NC 2.0)

No economic opportunity agenda for women can be complete without Black women’s needs, experiences and dreams at the forefront.

Gaza City

The first quarter-century of crisis over eastern Mediterranean natural gas has been nothing but prelude.

Cablevision Protest

After a three-and-a-half-year struggle, workers in Cablevision’s first unionized shop finally win a contract.

Shanghai Tower

From new “silk roads” to 40,000 miles of high-speed rail, China is poised to dominate the global economy in the twenty-first century.

Syriza and its allies responded to crisis in a way no one could have imagined. Will it work?