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Federal Reserve news and analysis from The Nation
September 18, 2015
Low Interest Rates Help Private-Equity Moguls and Hurt Average Americans
Today’s near-zero rates are free money for investors, but murder for savers and retirees.
William D. Cohan
September 3, 2015
Age of the Unicorn: How the Fed Tried to Fix the Recession, and Created the Tech Bubble
The number of “unicorn” tech companies is increasing dramatically—but the bubble will burst eventually.
September 1, 2015
Memo to Fed: Don’t Raise Interest Rates
The Fed needs to stop worrying about stemming inflation that doesn’t exist and keep the focus on the jobs we need.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 28, 2015
For Many Americans, the Great Recession Never Ended. Is the Fed About to Make It Worse?
Why it’s a mistake for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.
Connie M. Razza
July 23, 2015
Five Years After Dodd-Frank, ‘It’s Still a Financial System That Needs Reform’
A conversation with a former lawmaker who championed many of the law’s most significant provisions.
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June 30, 2015
How the Federal Reserve Could Help Give You a Raise
Economists are exploring ways the Federal Reserve might help close the gap on inequality.
February 12, 2014
Why the Federal Reserve Needs an Overhaul
This 100-year-old antique is undemocratic, too close to elite banking interests and often blind to the economic conditions that affect most Americans.
October 9, 2013
Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chair Is a Good Start…
But there are other openings on the board. Here’s a list of smart, independent-minded candidates who can fill them.
December 13, 2010
When Animated Bears Explain: Can Viral Video Save the Economy?
Cartoon policy videos have not yet supplanted op-eds, but a recent breakout hit on the Federal Reserve is the kind of political content that could be highly influential in a mediascape increasingly driven by video and social sharing.