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Longtime Nation Associate John Kenneth Galbraith is best
remembered not only as a New Dealer, old-line liberal or Keynesian
economist but as a contrarian and independent thinker.

Corporate tax preparers like H&R Block continue to target taxpayers
hungry for rapid refunds with questionable loans.

The massive number of Americans who support raising the minimum wage
should spur Congress to action.

Progresssives must articulate a vision of a moral economy and a
benevolent community that challenges the rhetoric of market
fundamentalism.

The Dubai flap is no surprise, considering Bush always promised to run
America like a corporation--even if the corporation is Enron.

Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity
for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic
premises of Bush's national security policy.

CAFTA, once presumed dead, is alive and functioning, thanks to White House political sorcery. But a backlash is looming in the United States and abroad.

What a farce: The Dubai Ports deal shows Bush is willing to trust the Arab-owned Dubai Ports to manage our harbors, even as he scapegoats them as culprits in his war on terror.

The uproar over the Dubai Ports deal ignores the obvious consequences of the free trade that American politicians of both parties have pushed for decades. Like it or not, we have to deal with it.

Among the superrich, there's a growing desire to freeze themselves and
their bank accounts in hopes of rising again. Talk about Groundhog Day.

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An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

A remarkable democratic debate over independence has forced an admission that austerity is a vital, perhaps definitive, issue.

September 17, 2014

Backed by US development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

September 12, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

The senator’s safe homage to the American Dream illustrates his close relationship with the billionaire Koch brothers.

September 4, 2014

Can the BRICS wrest control of the global economy from the United States and Europe, or will their internal contradictions tear them apart?

September 4, 2014

After decades of investment in federal job training initiatives, it’s still difficult to see how much these programs are actually helping workers. 

August 25, 2014

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

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

August 15, 2014