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Both Republicans and Democrats want to solve economic insecurity by giving people more purchasing power. There’s a better solution.

Detroit Water Protest

Detroit residents are fighting austerity for all of us.

Micro-apartments have become trendy in planning circles, but their austerity is just another limit on the aspirations of the poor.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Homeless man

A super-wealthy few have successfully defeated all of their rivals—unions, the media, honest politicians, environmentalists—and now are free to do as they wish.

Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

It’s not inevitable. Here are ten practical steps to reverse the growing trend.

Baltimore housing

The cumulative effects of years of deindustrialization, weakened unions and soaring inequality have fundamentally reordered the country.

Blogs

A big-city mayor proposes moving toward $15-an-hour. A movement builds.

May 2, 2014

One survey says job numbers are up, and another one says job numbers are down. Which one is correct?

May 2, 2014

The real “takers” are the biggest corporations and banks, the richest Americans.

April 29, 2014

The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.

April 24, 2014

The president should be proposing new rules for importers who manufacture their products overseas, but don’t hold your breath.

April 23, 2014

Forty percent of households headed by someone under the age of thirty-five are saddled with student debt, unable to buy homes, raise families and secure their futures.  

April 23, 2014

A Fighting Chance is a poignant, populist book that frames a direction for Democrats.

April 23, 2014

With coal not paying the bills, West Virginia has turned to prison construction.

April 21, 2014

A new project by NETWORK, the Catholic social justice lobby, invites a reconsideration of a duty to the poor.

April 19, 2014

The substance and tone of Nation articles on Marxism have tended to shift with the larger political, cultural and economic tides.

April 18, 2014