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2008 Financial Crisis
2008 Financial Crisis news and analysis from The Nation
July 13, 2022
This Doesn’t Have to Hurt: An Argument Against BDSM Economics
Inflicting pain on workers to fix inflation isn’t just unfair. It’s stupid, ineffective, and completely unnecessary.
January 13, 2021
Trump Will Be Gone Soon. Now Comes the Hard Part.
Democracy will not survive if we don’t change the ruinous establishment policies—by both parties—that brought the country to this moment.
Robert L. Borosage
January 12, 2021
What Kind of Country Prioritizes Billionaires During a Pandemic?
The US government’s lopsided response to Covid-19 has only worsened astronomical levels of inequality.
December 22, 2020
Here’s the Progressive Biden Should Pick to Run America’s Consumer Watchdog
President-elect Joe Biden should start rebuilding the CFPB—and thereby gain a powerful weapon in the fight against this economic downturn.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 7, 2020
Cooperative Ownership: A Covid Recovery Strategy
We all have a stake in crisis relief and a just recovery. We should get dividends, too.
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June 19, 2020
ICE Detention Centers Are Covid-19 Hotbeds
Pence claims the pandemic is on its way out. The numbers tell a different story, both in and outside of prisons.
April 9, 2020
The Deficit Is Exploding! And That’s a Good Thing.
The fact that nobody’s asking where the money is coming from shows how much our politics have changed since 2008.
March 20, 2020
We Can Afford to Beat This Crisis
Even deficit hawks like Joe Biden know that when faced with the genuine prospect of annihilation, the only adequate response is to do whatever it takes to prevent it.
March 19, 2020
The Stimulus Plan That We Need Now
The greatest mistake would be to repeat our errors from the Great Recession.
March 19, 2020
Progressives, There’s Reason to Hope. Really!
While the world grapples with the coronavirus, it’s important to remember how much the progressive movement has moved the ball.