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Economic development news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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
April 26, 2017
Local Activists’ Voices Drive New Effort to Invest in Girls and Women of Color
The work that the NoVo Foundation wants to fund is already happening, though it may not yet have the benefit of big-foundation money.
February 14, 2017
Ecuador’s Left-Wing Success Story
It doesn’t fit with neoliberal orthodoxy, but President Rafael Correa has made remarkable progress. Will the next government sustain it?
February 13, 2017
How a Union Vote in Charleston Could Change the Labor Movement in the South
Boeing is fighting a union drive at its 787 Dreamliner plant.
January 30, 2017
In the Age of Trump, Cities Will Lead the Way Toward Increased Economic Opportunity
Five steps New York City has taken to fight inequality and encourage more equitable growth.