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New economy news and analysis from The Nation
December 13, 2016
How to Mount a Progressive Resistance
Opposition to Trump will come—not only in the streets but also from leaders in states and cities who are intent on making America better.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 23, 2016
A Basic Income Would Upend America’s Work Ethic—and That’s a Good Thing
Freedom to control our time should lie at the heart of any struggle.
Frances Fox Piven
August 12, 2016
80 Percent of Patents Belong Solely to Men
Female inventors are claiming only a tiny sliver of patents, reflecting a gender bias in technological and scientific invention.
July 29, 2016
There’s a Problem With ‘Crowd Labor’
Online outsourcing comes with costs.
July 7, 2016
The Insufficiency of Pan-Africanism as We Know It
The fact that many people identify, however loosely, with being African doesn’t replace the need for the services that only a government can provide.
June 22, 2016
Does the Law Decide What Rights Are Afforded to Uber Drivers—or Does Uber?
The company is offering union-like organization to its employees, which will keep them from accessing the full benefits of an actual union.
June 7, 2016
Neither Bernie nor Hillary Truly Addressed Economic Inequality
Because both candidates’ platforms fell short on the worst and oldest inequity: the racial wealth gap. Here’s how to fix that.
May 31, 2016
A New Campaign to Hold Wall Street Accountable Emerges
Take on Wall Street sets the
stage for the next wave of financial reform.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 28, 2016
Did OPEC Just Start Preparing for the End of the Oil Era?
The debacle in Doha may be the beginning of the end for the old oil order.
Michael T. Klare
April 14, 2016
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
But first the two movements will have to rediscover their shared roots in a fundamental critique of an economy and a society that value things more than lives.
James Gustave Speth
J. Phillip Thompson III