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June 27, 2022
Progressives Call on Voters to Stop Sending Millionaires to the Senate
It’s the Democrats’ best hope in a midterm election year characterized by economic volatility and high inflation, says Senate hopeful Mandela Barnes.
June 15, 2022
The Rotten Roots of the IMF and the World Bank
A conversation with Jamie Martin about the imperial origins of the world’s economic governance, imagining an alternative to these institutions, and his new book,
May 17, 2022
How Economic Sanctions Shaped Today’s Global Powers
A conversation with Nicholas Mulder on the evolution and history of sanctions, his new book
The Economic Weapon
, and the role sanctions play after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
May 6, 2022
The Economic Shock Waves From the War in Ukraine Will Impact Us All
Poor people in wealthy countries will feel the impact, but those in the poorest ones will suffer so much more.
May 2, 2022
The US Must End Its Economic War Against Venezuela
Even the Venezuelan opposition wants Washington to ease its sanctions regime.
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April 29, 2022
Our Floundering Public School System Is Failing Teachers
Wherever you want to lay the blame, the solution isn’t hard to find—it’s just expensive.
April 25, 2022
Americans Can’t Afford More Student Loan Payments
Though Biden has extended the payment pause through August, over 5 million people will face serious financial risk once it expires.
Alí R. Bustamante
April 13, 2022
The Leftist Argument for Not Paying Your Taxes
Not paying taxes for unjust wars has a long history in this country.
April 11, 2022
Can Biden Minimize the Cruelty of the Public Charge Rule?
Immigrants can put their residency status at risk by receiving government benefits. Could the president change this without altering the law?
David M. Perry
April 5, 2022
As Prices Soar, We Need Action—Not Spin
It’s ever more critical that Democrats enact policies that visibly support working people.
Katrina vanden Heuvel