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Disaster Capitalism news and analysis from The Nation
June 13, 2022
What the French Really Owe Haiti
Compensation for a history suffused with violence that left physical wounds and psychological trauma.
Marlene L. Daut
June 11, 2022
A Pulse Memorial Museum and Profiteering From Pain
Six years after the massacre in Orlando, survivors are still grieving, and there’s still more money to be made off of their suffering.
May 26, 2022
The War on My Homeland Offers a Real Chance to Save the Planet
How stopping Putin’s fossil-fueled war in Ukraine could accelerate a green transition.
May 25, 2022
The Arms Industry Is At It Again. Imagine That.
Does arming Ukraine really make Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and their cohorts “defenders of democracy”?
William D. Hartung
May 6, 2022
Jazz Fest Is Back. Let’s Dance. (But It’s Complicated.)
Beyond the confines of a beloved annual event, the future of live music in New Orleans remains unsettled.
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March 31, 2022
Biden’s Billionaire Tax Is Smart Politics for the Midterms
Taxing the rich is a winning issue, no matter what the Republicans (and Joe Manchin) say.
March 22, 2022
The Pandemic Made the Rich $1.7 Trillion Richer
While the pandemic has been hard on the vast majority of Americans, it’s been nothing but good times for the billionaire class.
March 11, 2022
Price-Gouging Oil Companies Need to Pay a Windfall Tax
Prices at the pump are shooting up as oil companies turn massive profits. A windfall-profits tax could go a long way toward providing relief for working families.
March 11, 2022
Is California Doing Enough to Fight Homelessness?
Governor Newsom has taken a triumphant tone, but thousands are still sleeping in the streets.
February 22, 2022
Paul Farmer, 1959–2022
Farewell to a friend.