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Lawrence Summers

Appointing Summers to head the Federal Reserve would only rub salt in the wounds of the disappearing middle class.

Walmart protest

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

Friedrich Hayek and colleagues, 1950

Angus Burgin revisits Friedrich Hayek’s Mont Pelerin Society in The Great Persuasion.

Lawrence Summers

The guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world’s economy is lobbying to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Foreclosed Home

In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.

Adjunct

Low-paid adjunct faculty, who are mostly female, have started unionizing for better pay—and winning.

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.

regulation

One man on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission holds the key vote in a crucial decision about derivatives trading that could prevent—or enable—more bank bailouts.

Chicago taxi

If cab drivers in Chicago win their lawsuit to become employees of the city, their jobs will become a lot less terrible.

Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

Blogs

The Occupy Wall Street movement is simultaneously a cutting-edge online force to be reckoned with and an old-fashioned community. 

October 20, 2011

As the movement to repeal Governor John Kasich's anti-union legislation gains ground, Republican out-of-state groups are flocking to Ohio to implement campaigns in support of the law—and Liz Cheney herself is leading the charge.

October 19, 2011

Rupert Murdoch meets his stockholders Friday amidst rising scrutiny from investors—and perhaps from the Justice Department.

October 19, 2011

 Tea Party Congressman Allen West says of Occupy Wall Street: “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters." Kings history, and his own words, say otherwise.

October 19, 2011

The former vice president's daughter leads a group that is pouring money into Ohio, hoping to prevent voters from overturning Governor John Kasich’s anti-labor legislation.

October 18, 2011

This past week, we continue to bring you the latest on Occupy Wall Street, including Saturday’s global day of action. Plus, the latest Nation Conversation on Hacktivism and Social Change. And a hat tip to our friends at the Hillman Foundation, who launched a new blog, Clear it With Sidney.

October 17, 2011

 On the day the King memorial was dedicated, Dr. Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street activists flooded Times Square on Saturday in a dramatic protest against the upper one percent.

October 16, 2011

America is not broke. But it has broken priorities. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has the right fix: save trillions, put Americans back to work and protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. How? End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax millionaires, negotiate Medicare drug prices.
 

October 15, 2011

Mayor Mike ordered protesters to leave Liberty Park for scheduled cleaning. The activists refused, and the company that owns the park canceled the order.

October 14, 2011