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Pope Francis

Even non-believers can’t deny the inherent wisdom and clarity of the pontiff’s critique of the modern capitalist economy.

Ella Baker

Advocates for deep changes to our economic and political systems are turning to earlier movements for inspiration.

What does the National People’s Action director have in store for Obama’s second term?

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

The proverbial bogeymen of our world—Osama, Saddam, Gaddafi, Ahmadinejad—are clearly meant to act like so many mini-black holes absorbing all our fears.  But they won’t save the West from its decline, or the former sole superpower from its comeuppance.

Nation readers offer fresh and creative ideas on how to reimagine capitalism.

Workers in front of the White House

True economic recovery will require creative solutions to deeply rooted problems. Our first great task is to change the way we talk about what's possible.

Baker

A growing number of states are introducing laws that permit companies to pursue social missions without fear of shareholder litigation.

The best way to ensure corporate accountability is to save a seat on every board for an independent watchdog.

Blogs

The working-age population is growing. The offiical labor force is not. What's going on? 

May 17, 2012

The country's largest industrial labor union is teaming up with the world’s largest worker-cooperative to put people to work in enterprises that build worker power.

March 27, 2012

At a time when so many are so clear that the current system is not working—what might? Is it already happening?

March 21, 2012

Around the world, a billion people belong to co-ops. The top 300 have combined sales in excess of $1 trillion. That’s according to the United Nations. That’s right, it's 2012, the Year of the Co-Op!

March 2, 2012

Romney misattributed the key quote of his Florida victory speech to the pamphleteer. But that's hardly the only reason why Paine would have decried the Bain Capitalist.

February 1, 2012

Perry and Gingrich offer a surprisingly revealing criticism of Romney's brand of predatory capitalism.

January 19, 2012

An expert on conversations gives new insight into the transitions of 2011 that give hope for the year ahead.

January 8, 2012

National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO have been urging the White House to stop opposing a global financial transactions tax. It’s working.

November 3, 2011

Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.

 

November 2, 2011

On the streets, at the Vatican, at the G-20, in Congress and in front of the US Treasury building: The call is rising for a financial transactions tax. It will get a lot louder in coming days.

October 26, 2011