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News and Analysis from The Nation on Economic Policy
January 30, 2017
Trump’s Not Draining the Swamp—He’s Filling It
Under President Trump, banking sharks will once again have immense influence on the American economy.
January 25, 2017
Don’t Expect Mexico’s Elites to Stand Up to Trump
They’re too dependent on US aid, so will have to renegotiate NAFTA on his terms—even though the agreement has done far more damage to Mexico.
January 25, 2017
Yes, Trump’s Against Free Trade. That Doesn’t Mean He’s For Good Jobs.
What would a progressive alternative to the TPP and NAFTA actually entail?
January 24, 2017
Why Trump’s Con Can’t Last Forever
Trump has shown himself a master at populist stunts, but it won’t be long before working people catch on to his game.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 20, 2017
Shut Down Trump’s ‘Swamp Cabinet’ and Other Ways to Keep Fighting Trump’s Cabinet Nominees
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January 16, 2017
Cities Have the Power to Finally Bridge MLK’s ‘Two Americas’
The solutions to the enduring problem of economic inequality will have to come from the ground up in our cities, not from Washington, DC, down.
Ras J. Baraka
Ryan P. Haygood
January 14, 2017
Will Donald Trump Be the Most Pro-Monopoly President in History?
host might love competition on TV, but his administration is all about consolidation.
January 12, 2017
What Happens to a Feminist Dream Deferred?
Three writers consider what the 2016 election reveals about the state of feminism today.
January 6, 2017
Public Transportation Is a Necessity. Why Does New York Price It Like a Luxury?
It’s time for the city to subsidize MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers.
David R. Jones
January 5, 2017
Trump Is Signaling a Trade War, but It’s Not as Disastrous as You May Think
The Trump trade agenda is remarkably consistent—and will happen quickly.