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Inflation news and analysis from The Nation
June 29, 2022
Food Prices Are Up. A “Bean New Deal” May Be the Answer.
With prices for poultry and beef continuing to rise, the government should ease spending on meat and pay farmers to plant beans.
Matthew Miles Goodrich
June 27, 2022
We Shouldn’t Destroy What Is Working in Our Economy
As policy-makers move to drive inflation down, it is essential that they don’t lose sight of the economy's bright spots.
April 5, 2022
As Prices Soar, We Need Action—Not Spin
It’s ever more critical that Democrats enact policies that visibly support working people.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 18, 2022
How the Left Should Think About Inflation
There is no compelling reason to raise interest rates, now or later.
James K. Galbraith
December 28, 2021
Why Democrats Started Fixating on Inflation
Anticipating an impact on their electoral fortunes, Democrats are hoping to get ahead on a pressing question.
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December 9, 2021
What Should the Democrats Do About Rising Inflation?
Doug Henwood argues that without raising taxes, many leftist policies will come with risks, while Lauren Melodia writes that the GOP is exaggerating inflation concerns.
December 1, 2021
Do We Really Need a 24-Hour Economy?
Perhaps the pandemic has given us an opportunity to rethink which goods are so “critical” that we’re willing to let other people risk their lives to provide them for us.
October 15, 2021
Ignore the Naysayers. A Full-Employment Recovery Is Possible.
Critics of the American Rescue Plan made two dire predictions. Both proved wrong.
February 25, 2021
We Must Change the Way We Measure Economic Health
Our primary focus should be on improving the lives of our most marginalized—and without an arbitrary price tag.
February 8, 2021
Larry Summers Is Still Worth Ignoring
Shut out of power, the onetime wunderkind tries to grab the spotlight with an attention-getting argument.