Economy

Bernie Sanders: ‘I Applaud the People of Greece’

Bernie Sanders, Joe Stiglitz, and Dan Cantor on the necessity of voting “no” to austerity measures.

John Nichols

Austerity Has Failed: An Open Letter From Thomas Piketty to Angela Merkel

Five leading economists warn the German chancellor, “History will remember you for your actions this week.”

Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs, Heiner Flassbeck, Dani Rodrik and Simon Wren-Lewis

This Airline’s Scheduling System Is Making Its Pilots Exhausted

Would you want to travel with a company whose scheduling system is leading to fatigue and burnout for the people flying your plane?

Michelle Chen

Focus on the Sharing Economy

Uber and the Taxi Industry’s Last Stand

What the rise of the app-based cab service says about the future of work in America

Jon Liss

What the Sharing Economy Takes

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.

Doug Henwood

Could This Be the Biggest Blow Yet to Uber’s Business Model?

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

Michelle Chen

The Score

The Stealthy Way Employers Keep Women Out of the Workforce

In the 21st century, the worker is still assumed to be a man.

Bryce Covert

The Proof That Centrism is Dead

Every story that centrists told about the recession turned out to be wrong.

Mike Konczal

You’ll Definitely Guess How Republicans Want to Pay for Childcare

Tax breaks for childcare will be a disaster. Luckily, we know a better way.

Bryce Covert

Special Report

Why Philanthropy Won’t Solve the Higher-Ed Crisis

Relying on the rich to make college affordable for poor students reinforces the system that created those inequalities in the first place.
William Deresiewicz

Stanford University received a lot of good publicity when it announced in March that it would waive undergraduate tuition for families making less than $125,000 a year. The initiative was one of several of late responding to the growing problem of access to higher education: economic stratification at elite colleges,… Continue Reading >

Activists Unite

Tell the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Refuse Campaign Contributions From Fossil-Fuel Companies

Join The Nation and 350 Action in calling on 2016 presidential candidates to refuse campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies.

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