Quantcast

Nation Topics - Economic Policy | The Nation

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Economic Policy

Articles

News and Features

Barack Obama

In the contest that comes after November, Obama will be on the wrong team.

Bill Clinton bears as much responsibility as any politician for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

The former JP Morgan director makes the case for "Robin Hood" taxes.

The Federal Reserve can grow employment tremendously, without the need for any legislation. 

In his Senate testimony, the JPMorgan CEO ludicrously defined any new trade to protect against “bad outcomes” as a hedge.

Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.

Why are moral and political thinkers failing to engage with the true, dispiriting scale of market sovereignty?

Jamie Dimon

The real problem with JPMorgan’s risky bets is that the bank is gambling with our money.

Public ownership

Hey, look it over—public ownership is the most effective way to fix America’s economy.

Blogs

Paul Mason of the BBC called them “the graduates with no future.” They've been at the center of protest movements around the world, from Tunisia to Wisconsin.

April 13, 2011

Though short on specifics, President Obama's speech on the deficit today defended progressive governance and blasted the GOP's plan to gut the country's social safety net.

April 13, 2011

The new budget agreement disproportionally harms lower-income and middle-class Americans while asking no sacrifice from the rich and powerful.

April 12, 2011

Last week, the media covered the budget debate like it was a basketball game.

April 11, 2011

Join fellow progressives in actions around the country calling for a different kind of budget debate.

March 31, 2011

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

Obama asks for Brazil’s help in solving US domestic problems, but offers little in return.

March 21, 2011

Fiscal hawks in the US and Britain define policy while ignoring catastrophe.

March 15, 2011

Obama's budget rejects the steep cuts advocated by Republicans and his deficit commission. But the president is still playing on the GOP’s turf by emphasizing cuts instead of jobs.

February 14, 2011

The president's budget is a compromise document. Republicans say it does not go far enough. But it slashes low-income heating assistance, community programs, higher-ed loans and environmental clean-up in low-income neighborhoods. Obama and his aides “aren’t giving us a very wise set of choices,” says Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

February 14, 2011