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No—the Greek negotiators had to swallow some bitter pills, but they extracted crucial concessions from the troika.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis)

Greece’s new finance minister has studied a huge, functioning economy in incredible detail already—through an online multiplayer videogame.

Levy Economics Institute President Dimitri Papadimitriou

With an eye on the United States and Greece, scholars at the Levy Economics Institute are developing plans to ensure full employment.

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.

Blogs

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

The thought leaders of the Next System Project want to move past the narrow debate about policy and toward a conversation about the deeper structural change required of the political system itself.

April 8, 2015

The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015

If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.

May 23, 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

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