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Economic development news and analysis from The Nation
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.
July 26, 2017
Democrats Are Finally Waking Up
Two new economic agendas are moving the party in a starkly populist direction.
Robert L. Borosage
July 24, 2017
Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count
The current calamity in Rio was predictable. Every prospective Olympic city, especially Los Angeles, should be warned.
July 6, 2017
Can the Caribbean’s Tourism Economy Survive Climate Change?
Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, catastrophic storm surges—the threat is dire, and requires a rapid transition to renewable energy.
June 22, 2017
Why Are America’s Suburbs Becoming Poorer?
Contrary to popular perception, it’s not just because poor people are moving out of the cities.
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June 15, 2017
Trump’s Special Back Door for Wealthy Immigrants
The administration has continued a program that allows wealthy immigrants an easy route to permanent residency.
May 30, 2017
Donald Trump Is Picking a Fight With Germany—and It Will Not End Well
In an age of globalization, American leaders ought to be learning from and working with Europeans—not alienating them.
May 25, 2017
What Happens to a Country When So Many of Its Workers Migrate?
About a third of Nepal’s GDP comes from remittances sent back from overseas.
May 16, 2017
How China Is Building the Post-Western World
Beijing’s Belt and Road project may be the largest single infrastructure program in human history.
May 9, 2017
Trump’s Budget Betrays His Supporters. Here’s One That Doesn’t.
The People’s Budget would strengthen the middle class and promote economic security for all.
Katrina vanden Heuvel