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Inflation news and analysis from The Nation
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.
July 2, 2019
Jamaica Is Using Bob Marley’s Legacy to Market Austerity
The reggae icon would be embarrassed by his country’s attempts to rebrand a disastrous ideology.
February 9, 2018
The Real Reason Workers Can’t Get A Raise
A preemptive war on inflation will tamp down any real wage growth.
Robert L. Borosage
March 17, 2017
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve
We demand way too much from the central bank—but that’s because our elected politicians have done almost nothing to revive the economy.
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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.
August 10, 2016
Donald Trump Spreads Economic Fairy Dust
He’s pushing the same old failures of Reaganomics: tax cuts for the rich and deregulation, along with nostalgia for an industrial era long gone.
May 12, 2016
Ukraine Peace Talks Stall While Divisions Within the Country Deepen
Besides the economic hardship, the country remains at risk of being further divided by Kiev’s illiberal turn.
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
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.