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It's easy to scoff at a rock star like Bono pairing up with
economist Jeffrey Sachs. But their tireless lobbying for debt relief
for the poorest nations could make a real difference for the 1 billion
people who live on less than a dollar a day.

Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop
of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates,
misplaced priorities and a recession that will hurt the weakest most.

As Asian countries grow in economic power, Africa lags behind the developed world. Can it ever catch up? Will corruption, geography and disease continue to hold it back?

Unless the federal government does something now,
rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone
of many American towns.

It takes a hurricane to raise awareness that the
numbers of poor people are growing on George Bush's watch. Will that be
enough for the President to begin to level the playing field?

The affluent mask of the United States has been torn away by the storm, exposing a nation that has become progressively poorer under the leadership of the party of Big Business.

Not since the days of the Dust Bowl has America seen such
a massive migration of refugees. Who becomes one of this tribe
is a matter of race and class.

When the adulation fades, Alan Greenspan will be recognized as a right-wing ideologue and the most politicized Fed chairman in history.

Like oil and water, Chinese capitalism and US politics just don't mix.

Oil exploration in Ecuador has transformed the national consciousness.

Blogs

A Tennessee union vote could reshape American manufacturing.

February 13, 2014

The mayor criticized his predecessor repeatedly as he announced his first spending plan.

February 12, 2014

It’s a big moment for hundreds of thousands of workers, as well as progressive activists.

February 12, 2014

The governor says a higher minimum wage in New York City could cause chaos.

February 12, 2014

Congress will soon reverse cuts to military pensions--but civilian workers won't be seeing any such relief. 

February 11, 2014

Fusion and the Nation I-Fund report on the thousands of child farmworkers laboring in American tobacco fields. 

February 5, 2014

A new Tumblr at Yale opens up a conversation about class, but what will it take to turn discussion into action?

February 4, 2014

Perkins’s ignorant comments reflect a spreading disquiet among the super-rich that populist attitudes may be getting out of control. 

February 4, 2014

The new mayor has a real emergency on his hands.

February 4, 2014

Opposition to free-trade policies is coming not just from factory towns but from rural regions that could decide some key Senate races in 2014.

February 4, 2014