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

Negotiations will rumble on, but the concessions Greece has already won could change the future of the eurozone.
Posted Mar 4 2015 - 7:56pm
Several former lobbyists and executives are working crucial staff positions in the new Congress.
Posted Feb 11 2015 - 4:55pm
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 - 4:18pm


News and Features

Reuters/Larry Downing

Free trade agreements like the TPP have provisions that are designed less for trade, and more about replacing public bureaucrats with private, corporate ones.

Alexis Tsipras (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

A reading list on the future of austerity in Greece, Europe and beyond.

Competitive athletics are far too important to leave to greedy businessmen and corporations.

American journalism has lost its crusader instinct. Here’s how to get it back.

Bringing back a strong and healthy labor movement is everybody’s job—but to do it, we’ll have to change our corporate and political models as well.