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Austerity news and analysis from The Nation
June 19, 2017
Another Terror Attack in London, as Grief and Anger Build in the Wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire
The conflagration was a lethal consequence of years of putting profit before people’s lives.
June 16, 2017
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Fortunate Son
He’s the country’s first openly gay prime minister and first of South Asian heritage—but he offers little relief from the harsh austerity budgets that have done so much harm.
June 9, 2017
Labour’s Near-Triumph Brings a New Morning to British Politics
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership offered an end to austerity, a commitment to the public good, the faith that generosity is more powerful than greed.
June 7, 2017
Bernie Sanders Is Super Excited About Jeremy Corbyn’s Anti-Austerity Campaign
You should be too.
May 24, 2017
Puerto Rico’s Political and Economic Crisis Deepens
This month has seen massive protests against austerity, bankruptcy proceedings, and the return of a prodigal hero.
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May 5, 2017
How the Eurozone Damaged French Politics—and This Year’s Presidential Election
It has constrained the country’s economic decision-making, and center-left collaboration with Brussels opened up space for the far right.
April 27, 2017
Students Are Now Leading the Resistance to Austerity in Puerto Rico
Some $40 billion of the island’s debt could be illegal—so why is the government shutting down the audit commission?
April 26, 2017
The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government
So let’s give it to them, by building a high-wage economy that protects workers, not banks and corporations.
April 18, 2017
Why Slashing the NIH Budget Is Indefensible
We can’t afford to defund the vital efforts that could help solve some of our greatest challenges, from cancer to climate change.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 21, 2017
In Trump’s Budget, America Comes Last
Throwing money at the Pentagon, while cutting everywhere else, betrays the president’s promise to rebuild our country.
Katrina vanden Heuvel