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Inflation news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
March 12, 2015
Letter From Berlin: Why Are the Germans So Hell-Bent on Austerity?
If Germany doesn’t loosen up, the euro might not survive.
March 2, 2015
What Is Happening in Venezuela?
The government and the opposition do battle as ordinary Venezuelans weather an economic crisis.
January 7, 2015
We’ll Need an Economic Program to Make #BlackLivesMatter. Here Are Three Ideas.
In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.
Jesse A. Myerson
Mychal Denzel Smith