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Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

Federal Reserve

This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.

Nanette Lepore

At Nanette Lepore’s studio, that Fashion Week magic starts with the actual work of patternmaking, cutting and sewing.

Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren points out that reviving this old institution would provide basic services to millions of underserved Americans.

Rhiannon Broschat

All over the country, parents are losing jobs because of conflicting orders: public health officials instructing parents to keep kids home, and bosses threatening to fire workers who don’t come in. 

Minimum wage protestor

Paul claims that increasing the minimum wage leads to higher unemployment; actual economists disagree.

NSA headquarters

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes.

Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.

Blogs

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

What does a positive test mean when your economic fate hinges on the result? What kind of “discipline” is maintained by subjugating bodily privacy in the name of “public safety”?

April 18, 2014

The wealth gap didn’t spring up from policy gone awry—it is the policy.

April 17, 2014

“It’s what happens when you don’t spend money on affordable housing.”

April 17, 2014

Could China’s justice system be morphing from an instrument of the authoritarian state into a contested political terrain?

April 16, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

There’s no objective explanation for why black women make less than white women.

April 15, 2014

On Tax Day, it’s worth thinking about the ways to make the American tax system better. 

April 15, 2014