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The bailout may stanch the bleeding for now, but if the EU does not strengthen economic governance and growth and work toward further political integration, new crises will erupt.

The Senate recently defeated an attempt to weaken crucial regulations on derivatives. Why and how should derivatives be regulated?

Three working homeowners in Queens faced foreclosure—and JP Morgan Chase refused to modify their mortgages. Now they've brought a lawsuit, and the bank is suddenly responsive.

Can Senate reformers stiffen President Obama's spine in the fight for financial regulatory overhaul?

The former Fed chief makes his case: everyone, and no one, is to blame for the financial crisis.

Some of the tea party's anger at the tax system is justified. We can find common ground with open-minded activists.

What the mayor of one community hard hit by war spending is doing.

After reporting US politics and economics for forty years, Nation national affairs correspondent William Greider still considers himself an optimist. Appearing as a guest on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Greider discusses the promise of the American people and their crucial role in reforming government.

Obama is on the brink of bringing significant reforms for workers to government contractors.

A big deficit-reduction program would destroy the economy two years into the Great Crisis.

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Europe remains politically and economically divided.

January 28, 2015

The 1 percent has captured the majority of gains since the Great Recession in most states.

January 26, 2015

Taxing financial transactions can provide real resources to address income inequality.

January 12, 2015

And if so, does the left party inherit a poisoned chalice? Or can it make a fresh start?

December 31, 2014

Progressive senators are objecting to Obama’s latest Wall Street nominee.

November 24, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership might give corporations the ability to sue countries for “expected future profits.”

November 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton may not be a populist, but she is a savvy politician.

October 17, 2014

Ryan is asking the poor to be more flexible in being oppressed.

August 15, 2014

Yes, the far right performed well in Europe’s elections. But wherever voters had a clear choice between economic democracy and right-wing xenophobia, they went left.

June 9, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014