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There aren't too many genuine heroes to come out of the banking disaster, but Armando Falcon is one of them--and had he been listened to, a significant part of the housing crisis could have been mitigated.

Nation editor Christopher Hayes discusses how the top twenty-five hedge fund managers made $25 billion last year and what financial reform can do to correct this inequality.

Amid mounting public pressure and calls for restructuring from The Nation, the IMF turns its $100 million loan to Haiti into a grant.

Private firms are jumping at the opportunity to provide 'humanitarian assistance' to Haiti, but what these companies are actually bringing is a 'Shock Doctrine' approach that aims to profit from disaster.

The Nation's Naomi Klein and William Greider discuss the long term implications of the financial crisis and economic bailout.

Nation columnist Naomi Klein provides context to the bank bailouts, which she calls the 'greatest heist in monetary history.'

To take center stage in the current debate, joblessness must be made real in personal and policy terms. Jobless Americans, tell us what happened--and what you need most.

Brace yourself for a final, frantic stripping of public wealth as the Bush regime goes out the door.

Naomi Klein, William Greider, Frances Fox Piven and others explain the financial crisis in a recent emergency town hall meeting in New York City.

Naomi Klein says the government exploits crises to pass pro-business agendas...How can she say that? We're in the middle of a crisis!


Irish activists fighting a plan to increase the cost of water have an unlikely ally in their corner: the Detroit Water Brigade.

January 29, 2015

But opposition among Democrats is growing.

December 10, 2014

The prospect of a “grand bargain” could rear its ugly head if the 2014 midterms empower Maine’s Angus King.

October 27, 2014

Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014

Don’t blame weather forecasters. Don’t just blame the weather. The mess in Atlanta owes a lot to wrongheaded politicians like Governor Nathan Deal.

January 30, 2014

By handing power to GOP governor’s “emergency manager,” judge threatens retirees, risks a “fire sale” of assets and thwarts the will of the people.

December 3, 2013

“If it is enacted, this bill will lead to the demise of the Postal Service,” says postal workers union.

July 26, 2013

Rightwingers are using Detroit's fiscal crisis—much like they did in New York in 1975—to undermine the social safety net.

July 21, 2013