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Unemployment news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
July 29, 2016
There’s a Problem With ‘Crowd Labor’
Online outsourcing comes with costs.
June 6, 2016
Dear Class of 2016: Don’t Be Fooled by This Glorious Day
You’re graduating into a strange, foggy world—and we need your help to fix it.
April 26, 2016
‘So Many Doors Have Been Closed in My Face’
What three Americans told the attorney general and HUD secretary about living with criminal records.
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April 12, 2016
You Either Work or You Go to Jail
Parole and probation are trapping former prisoners in debt, forcing them to work to avoid getting locked up.
April 5, 2016
How a $15 Minimum Wage Went From ‘Extreme’ to Enacted
Across the country, activists and low-wage workers are showing that the changes we need will come if people organize and force them.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 21, 2016
How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup
Scandals engulfing the country’s elite are not touching the 2016 Olympics. This could very well be by design.
March 9, 2016
Congress Is About to Take Food Away From the Poorest People in America
Between 500,000 and 1 million people nationwide, most of them living in extreme poverty, will soon lose their SNAP benefits.
November 6, 2015
Now White People Are Dying From Our Terrible Economic Policies, Too
As the “middle class” hollows out, whites who started life under relatively promising circumstances are finally seeing the floor fall out under them.