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Capital gains news and analysis from The Nation
March 26, 2020
Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality
We talked to the French economist about his new book
Capital and Ideology
, his thoughts on Covid-19, and more.
July 31, 2017
A Private-Sector Case Against Exploitation
In his new book, Peter Georgescu argues that capitalists have a vested interest in curbing wealth inequality.
January 6, 2017
Trump Is Threatening to Roll Back Normalization With Cuba—Here’s What’s at Stake
Obama’s Cuba policy opened a new era of peaceful coexistence. Can it survive President Trump?
December 15, 2016
Donald Trump Is Daring Us to Stop His Corruption, and Democrats Have a Plan
New legislation would force the president to put his assets into a blind trust.
December 9, 2016
The Magnitude of Trump’s Cronyism Is Off the Charts—Even for Washington
The President-elect’s incomplete cabinet is already the richest one ever.
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December 8, 2016
What Happens to a Town When Amazon Moves In?
When local stores close up shop, workers lose out.
December 8, 2016
Donald Trump Is Just Another Handmaiden to Capital
If you look past his tweets, Trump’s been remarkably consistent in promising to gut regulations and cut taxes.
November 4, 2016
Utopia? Forget About It. Time for ‘Untopia.’
Striving for the perfect society has been the cause of great misery. We should embrace our imperfections.
February 18, 2016
The Secret to Funding Universal Pre-K Is Buried in the Tax Code
If we closed the capital-gains loophole, we could put every child in America on track for success.
December 3, 2015
Here’s How the Left Should Think About the Chan-Zuckerberg Announcement
Could the Facebook family change the status quo of Silicon Valley philanthropy?