What does it mean to be from a place? In Monica Ali's new novel, Alentejo Blue, the collision of locals, expatriates and tourists shatters any simple answers to the question.
The former Treasury Secretary speaks candidly on the inherent
inequities of globalization and the political, social and economic
challenges that lie ahead.
Is Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin's new "conceptual
framework" of economic reform an acknowledgment of neoliberalism's
failures or simply a repackaged version of Clintonomics?
Back in Washington's day, Congress printed money to fight the Revolutionary War without collecting taxes to back it up--and paid the price in inflation: History repeats itself today.
At a memorial service for John Kenneth Galbraith at Harvard University's Memorial Church, economist and biographer Richard Parker eulogized an extraordinary man.
The relentless reduction of taxes on the wealthy has created a profound inequality between the very rich and the bottom half of American society, affecting every aspect of daily life.
While John Kenneth Galbraith was good at pointing out the failures of the free
enterprise system, he could never overcome the play-to-win mentality
of American capitalism.
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.