Economics

The Global Village The Global Village

What does it mean to be from a place? In Monica Ali's new novel, Alentejo Blue, the collision of locals, expatriates and tourists shatters any simple answers to the question.

Jul 27, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Nell Freudenberger

Born-Again Rubinomics Born-Again Rubinomics

Is Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin's new "conceptual framework" of economic reform an acknowledgment of neoliberalism's failures or simply a repackaged version of Clintono...

Jul 13, 2006 / Feature / William Greider

A Conversation With Robert Rubin A Conversation With Robert Rubin

The former Treasury Secretary speaks candidly on the inherent inequities of globalization and the political, social and economic challenges that lie ahead.

Jul 14, 2006 / Feature / William Greider

History Lesson History Lesson

Back in Washington's day, Congress printed money to fight the Revolutionary War without collecting taxes to back it up--and paid the price in inflation: History repeats itself toda...

Jun 27, 2006 / Column / Nicholas von Hoffman

Galbraith Remembered 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.

Jun 1, 2006 / Feature / Richard Parker

Inequality Counts 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 li...

May 17, 2006 / Feature / Leon Friedman

J.K. Galbraith and the Forks in the Road 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.

May 4, 2006 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

John Kenneth Galbraith 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.

May 4, 2006 / Books & the Arts / The Editors

Tax Refund Scheme Targets the Working Poor 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.

Apr 17, 2006 / Feature / Bernice Yeung

Giving Americans a Raise Giving Americans a Raise

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

Mar 23, 2006 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

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