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A monthly feature about the economy by Bryce Covert and Mike Konczal.
January 12, 2018
3 Reasons Why Republicans Will Let the Rich Abuse the Tax Code
The GOP tax bill creates a vast and easy game for accountants to play.
December 1, 2017
Long Sacrosanct, the Mortgage-Interest Deduction Comes Under Scrutiny
But Republicans want to funnel savings to the rich—not renters, who could use the help.
November 2, 2017
Trump Is Creating a Grifter Economy
The White House’s economic plans help the scheming and powerful swindle ordinary Americans.
October 20, 2017
The GOP Tax Plan Fails the Children
By not expanding the Child Tax Credit, Republicans have missed a chance to help every struggling American family.
September 21, 2017
The Financial Industry Is Its Own Best Enemy
Equifax’s blunder does more than any white paper to demonstrate the need for financial reform.
The Nation is reader supported.
August 25, 2017
Don’t Just Protect Affirmative Action From Trump—Demand More
Racism’s economic effects are pernicious.
July 27, 2017
This Small Regulation Shows Us How the Economy Could Work for Everybody
We know how to control monopolies, and we’ve done it before.
June 30, 2017
Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Claims to Relieve Taxpayers—but It’s a Sleight of Hand
Privatization will cost all of us.
May 18, 2017
How the ‘Populist’ President is Creating an Aristocracy
Not quite what voters expected.
April 20, 2017
Trump’s ‘Extreme’ Budget Is Just Paul Ryan’s Old Bad Plan With a Comb-Over
Ryan avoided naming the popular programs that both politicians would cut.