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Summers Bails, Progressives Celebrate

His withdrawal from consideration as Fed chair could mark a watershed for the left wing of the Democratic Party.

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Lawrence Summers

But Main Street must still live with the consquences of the policies he helped engineer. 

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

George Packer

The Unwinding is a fine-grained account of economic collapse that runs aground on causeless abstractions.

unemployment line

How corporate America used the Great Recession to turn good jobs into bad ones. 

Turkey processing plant in North Carolina

The state’s unprecedented cuts to benefits for the jobless are leaving families stranded without money for food, transportation and housing.

Johann Gottlieb Fichte undertook a pure search for truth. He also distrusted international markets. Does that make him an ancestor to anti-globalization activists?

foreclosed home

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

Blogs

Congress should not surrender its role in shaping of trade agreements—or a fair economy.

January 10, 2014

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014

According to the Republican senator, what we really need is a fuller embrace of “the American free enterprise system.”

January 8, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

Kshama Sawant sees her election as “a sign that we are heading into a period of political change.”

January 6, 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the liberal moment?

January 3, 2014

The Nation’s editor in chief tallies the signature political achievements of 2013.

January 2, 2014

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

President Obama and his congressional Democratic allies should rededicate the country to the Great Society’s best initiative.

December 28, 2013