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Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

Ella Baker

Advocates for deep changes to our economic and political systems are turning to earlier movements for inspiration.

What does the National People’s Action director have in store for Obama’s second term?

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

The proverbial bogeymen of our world—Osama, Saddam, Gaddafi, Ahmadinejad—are clearly meant to act like so many mini-black holes absorbing all our fears.  But they won’t save the West from its decline, or the former sole superpower from its comeuppance.

Nation readers offer fresh and creative ideas on how to reimagine capitalism.

Workers in front of the White House

True economic recovery will require creative solutions to deeply rooted problems. Our first great task is to change the way we talk about what's possible.

Baker

A growing number of states are introducing laws that permit companies to pursue social missions without fear of shareholder litigation.

Blogs

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

April 18, 2014

Why we still need a “Freedom Budget for All Americans.”

April 15, 2014

Whatever setback they’ve encountered, poor people don’t need more “incentives” to lift themselves out of poverty.

April 9, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

A Tennessee union vote could reshape American manufacturing.

February 13, 2014

Abandoning a just society for the middle class and the poor.

December 8, 2013

Warren used rampant 2016 speculation to juice an important debate over expanded benefits.

November 18, 2013

A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.

November 2, 2013

Jacob Kornbluth's new film, Inequality for All, reminds us that democracy is not a spectator sport and that divide between rich and poor is growing in the US.

September 10, 2013

Treating the choice of the next Federal Reserve chair as an election campaign will bring citizens into the debate and raise vital issues.

July 30, 2013