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Economic development news and analysis from The Nation
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.
January 16, 2017
Cities Have the Power to Finally Bridge MLK’s ‘Two Americas’
The solutions to the enduring problem of economic inequality will have to come from the ground up in our cities, not from Washington, DC, down.
Ras J. Baraka
Ryan P. Haygood
December 16, 2016
Christmas in Caracas? Worse Than the Grinch!
Amid today’s crisis, what is salvageable from the Bolivarian Revolution? A conversation with Alejandro Velasco.
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November 3, 2016
The Philippines’ Drug Crackdown Is Creating an Atmosphere of Impunity for Anti-Union Violence
President Rodrigo Duterte’s government was elected on a pro-labor platform, but has so far failed to deliver.
October 25, 2016
A Progressive’s Answer to Trumpism
It will be a political and moral imperative for Democrats to start paying attention to many of Trump’s supporters and working to advance an inclusive populism that gives them hope for their future.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 26, 2016
Black Charlotte Is Frustrated—and That’s by Design
The Queen City has boomed in recent years. But its growth and prosperity has only hardened a racial divide established decades ago.
August 29, 2016
Will the IMF Become Irrelevant Before It Changes?
The neoliberal reforms it has imposed on countries around the world have been disastrous.
August 26, 2016
Two Terrible Ideas, on Their Way to History’s Dustbin
And once they’re gone, we’ll finally be ready to progress on race relations in America.
Dorian T. Warren