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Austerity news and analysis from The Nation
February 25, 2021
We Must Change the Way We Measure Economic Health
Our primary focus should be on improving the lives of our most marginalized—and without an arbitrary price tag.
February 3, 2021
Biden Doesn’t Need and Shouldn’t Want the Votes of the Sedition Caucus or the Obstructionists
The presidents and the Democrats have a mandate to govern.
August 21, 2020
Biden Cannot Win (or Govern) as a Deficit Hawk
Deficit hawk rhetoric and austerity economics will undermine the winning coalition Biden needs to build.
August 5, 2020
As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment—or Blame
No generation has a monopoly on justice, or responsibility.
June 2, 2020
5 Ways to Rebuild Labor and Transform America
The economic fallout from Covid-19 has created an opening for unions to lead a mass movement.
Bill Fletcher Jr.
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May 25, 2020
Scott Walker Is Peddling the Deadly Snake Oil of Austerity
Recommending austerity for struggling states is the policy equivalent of touting bleach injections as a coronavirus cure.
May 20, 2020
If Cuomo Cuts Funding, CUNY Layoffs Will Be a ‘Bloodbath’
Employees of New York City’s public colleges are already being hit by the governor’s proposed austerity budget.
May 19, 2020
To Save New York City, We Need to Follow the Money
While the City may be stuck with an austerity budget, Wall Street thrives. It’s time for the financial industry to pay its share.
April 28, 2020
Congress Must Stand Up to the White House and Deliver Relief to the Postal Service
If our leaders don’t act, soon you may not be able to mail a letter at all.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 15, 2020
The Science of (Not) Ending Global Poverty
The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in economics represent a new strain of neoliberal thought.