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Capitalism news and analysis from The Nation
November 29, 2022
Nancy Fraser’s Lessons From the Long History of Capitalism
She talked to
about capitalism’s evolutions and what the left can do to better prepare for the next political crisis.
November 24, 2022
FDR Served Up a Critique of Capitalism With His Thanksgiving Proclamations
The 32nd president regularly decried “greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches.”
November 2, 2022
The Civil War’s Economic Shadow
To finance the war, the Union had to turn to the banks, and with lasting consequences.
October 11, 2022
“The Class War Never Ends, the Master Never Relents”: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
David Barsamian talks to Noam Chomsky about fighting for a better future in dark times.
October 10, 2022
Cash Is Never Neutral: A Conversation on the Politics of Money
Stefan Eich talks to
about the role monetary policy plays in crisis, if money can be turned into a more democratic tool, and his new book,
The Currency of Politics
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September 3, 2022
The Mysteries of Adam Smith
How to understand Adam Smith’s politics
August 25, 2022
Searching for Local Identity in “The Bear” and “Chicago Party Aunt”
The FX drama and Netflix animation both attempt to embody the city of Chicago. That’s an increasingly difficult task when the city itself is a jumbled simulacrum of its own past.
August 8, 2022
The War Over Public Water in Pennsylvania
Residents are uniting across political lines to battle corporations attempting to privatize their water systems.
August 1, 2022
The Myth of Libertarian Exit
Raymond Craib’s new book,
, traces the history of individualist, property-oriented “escape” projects pursued by the likes of Michael Oliver, Peter Thiel, and Bitcoin bros.
July 27, 2022
10 Years On, London’s Olympic Legacy Is in Shambles
Much like the country’s politics, the aftermath of the 2012 Olympics has been a mess.