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Capitalism news and analysis from The Nation
June 7, 2021
Is Scotland Closer to Independence?
Elections in Scotland confirmed the position of the nationalists. But what vision of an independent future are its supporters backing?
May 20, 2021
Did ‘Cancel Culture’ Drive Richard Wright Underground?
On “Memories of My Grandmother” and
The Man Who Lived Underground.
Joseph G. Ramsey
May 18, 2021
Why Do We Eat Bad Food?
Mark Bittman’s new history looks at the economy and politics of junk food.
May 12, 2021
When Lean-In Feminism Reaches the Factory Floor
Garment workers in India don’t need life-skills training. They need higher wages.
May 4, 2021
Can Capitalism Be Fixed?
In his new book, Branko Milanovic charts what has gone wrong with contemporary capitalism while also insisting we must reconcile ourselves to its contradictions.
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May 3, 2021
Richard Wright’s Lost Novel
The Man Who Lived Underground
, Wright offers a gothic tale of police violence and urban surrealism.
May 3, 2021
The Rise of Adjunct Lit
How a bleak future in and out of the academy has produced a new kind of campus novel.
April 30, 2021
How to Stop Andrew Yang
Ranked-choice voting allows New Yorkers to block this celebrity candidate even without a clear progressive front-runner.
March 24, 2021
What Janet Yellen Can Do at Treasury
After the ravages of the pandemic, the American economy needs more than stabilizing—it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. Will Yellen be up to the task?
March 10, 2021
On Shame and Healing
The truths that lie beneath our loneliest year.