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Austerity news and analysis from The Nation
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
March 17, 2017
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve
We demand way too much from the central bank—but that’s because our elected politicians have done almost nothing to revive the economy.
March 16, 2017
Trump’s Plan to Eliminate Public Broadcasting Would Hurt Listeners in Trump Country
Stations that serve rural areas neglected by corporate media would lose their funding.
March 14, 2017
Republicans Keep Showing Us Who They Are
And we should believe them.
Robert L. Borosage
February 14, 2017
Ecuador’s Left-Wing Success Story
It doesn’t fit with neoliberal orthodoxy, but President Rafael Correa has made remarkable progress. Will the next government sustain it?
December 6, 2016
This Fratricidal War of Ours: A Referendum Divides the Italian Left
The left seemed to have been infected by the mad-dog rhetoric of Beppe Grillo of the Five Star Movement.
November 4, 2016
Spain’s Socialists May Have Destroyed for Years the Chances of a Left-Wing Government
The party’s leaders would rather see continued right-wing rule than form a progressive coalition with Podemos.