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

Wall Street

A tax on the rapid-fire trades that dominate financial markets would discourage reckless behavior and raise serious funds for public use.

Auto worker

The government has the power to spur innovation and reshape the economy—but it must be willing to flex its muscle.

Employee ownership plans carve a path toward what could be called responsible capitalism.

Legislation proposing a publicly owned state bank, the underpinning of a truly local economy, stands a good chance of passing in this session.

It’s time to recognize limited liability for what it is: a subsidy for corporations paid by those hurt by malfeasance.

There is no economic demand more urgent than putting Americans back to work. The government can do this by creating an “employer of last resort” program.

Congress should allow tax deductions for incentive pay schemes only if they distribute the rewards to the majority of workers.

Investors who seek out companies that are meeting the long-term challenge of sustainability will have a strategic advantage.

Hotshot CEOs should be required to play by the same rules as small business owners, who have a personal stake in the companies they run.

Blogs

If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.

May 23, 2014

The substance and tone of Nation articles on Marxism have tended to shift with the larger political, cultural and economic tides.

April 18, 2014

Why we still need a “Freedom Budget for All Americans.”

April 15, 2014

Whatever setback they’ve encountered, poor people don’t need more “incentives” to lift themselves out of poverty.

April 9, 2014

“[It] doesn’t make any sense for us to be sending Vermont’s hard-earned tax dollars to some bank on Wall Street which couldn’t care less about Vermont or Vermonters.”

March 9, 2014

A Tennessee union vote could reshape American manufacturing.

February 13, 2014

Abandoning a just society for the middle class and the poor.

December 8, 2013

Warren used rampant 2016 speculation to juice an important debate over expanded benefits.

November 18, 2013

A socialist candidate wins significant support for a “Fund Human Needs, Fight Corporate Greed” message.

November 2, 2013

Jacob Kornbluth's new film, Inequality for All, reminds us that democracy is not a spectator sport and that divide between rich and poor is growing in the US.

September 10, 2013