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  • June 1, 2006

    Galbraith Remembered

    At a memorial service for John Kenneth Galbraith at Harvard University's Memorial Church, economist and biographer Richard Parker eulogized an extraordinary man.

    Richard Parker

  • May 17, 2006

    Inequality Counts

    The relentless reduction of taxes on the wealthy has created a profound inequality between the very rich and the bottom half of American society, affecting every aspect of daily life.

    Leon Friedman

  • May 4, 2006

    J.K. Galbraith and the Forks in the Road

    While John Kenneth Galbraith was good at pointing out the failures of the free enterprise system, he could never overcome the play-to-win mentality of American capitalism.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • May 4, 2006

    John Kenneth Galbraith

    Longtime Nation Associate John Kenneth Galbraith is best remembered not only as a New Dealer, old-line liberal or Keynesian economist but as a contrarian and independent thinker.

    The Editors

  • April 17, 2006

    Tax Refund Scheme Targets the Working Poor

    Corporate tax preparers like H&R Block continue to target taxpayers hungry for rapid refunds with questionable loans.

    Bernice Yeung


  • March 23, 2006

    Giving Americans a Raise

    The massive number of Americans who support raising the minimum wage should spur Congress to action.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • March 8, 2006

    A Moral Economy

    Progresssives must articulate a vision of a moral economy and a benevolent community that challenges the rhetoric of market fundamentalism.

    Fred Block

  • March 2, 2006

    Perfect Knowledge, Perfect Ignorance

    The Dubai flap is no surprise, considering Bush always promised to run America like a corporation--even if the corporation is Enron.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • March 2, 2006

    Fearmongering on Dubai

    Democrats should see the panic over the DP World deal as an opportunity for a nervy rudder-turn and challenge the obsessive secrecy and toxic premises of Bush's national security policy.

    The Editors

  • March 1, 2006

    CAFTA’s Corpse Revived

    CAFTA, once presumed dead, is alive and functioning, thanks to White House political sorcery. But a backlash is looming in the United States and abroad.

    Mark Engler