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Austerity news and analysis from The Nation
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Spain’s Conflict Over Catalonia Is Covering Up Massive Political Corruption
Both the ruling PP party and Catalonia’s independentists are using the national question to whitewash their own history of corruption and enthusiasm for austerity.
October 30, 2017
Meet the Legal Theorists Behind the Financial Takeover of Puerto Rico
Two lawyers argue that the feds should impose “dictatorships for democracy” on cities and government bodies in fiscal crisis.
October 20, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn Could Be the Next British Prime Minister. Now Comes the Hard Part.
The British left should temper its delight with strategic thinking. An enemy awaits: international capital.
October 16, 2017
Join Chicago Activists in Their Fight Against a $95 Million Police-Training Academy
They are demanding that the funds be spent on resources like schools, clinics, and housing.
October 6, 2017
Why Europe Needs a New Deal, Not Breakup
The EU is facing a crisis of legitimacy—but retreating to the nation-state will only benefit the far right.
James K. Galbraith
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September 27, 2017
Puerto Rico Needs Massive Emergency Aid Now—and an End to Austerity
The island has become a target not only for rapacious vulture funds but also for exponents of Katrina-style “disaster capitalism.”
September 26, 2017
Have Spain and Catalonia Reached a Point of No Return?
The bitter struggle over an independence referendum has pushed the country into a grave constitutional crisis.
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.