Nick Kristof’s Brothel Problem Nick Kristof’s Brothel Problem

Nicholas Kristof produces a steady stream of titillating reports on child prostitution in the Third World. Better to focus on draconian economic reforms driven by the World Bank th...

Jan 26, 2006 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

Harry Magdoff Harry Magdoff

The late socialist economist Harry Magdoff read Marx at fifteen and never looked back. A self-educated co-editor of the Monthly Review, he not only fought for a just and humane wor...

Jan 5, 2006 / Books & the Arts / The Nation

Hunger Is Not a Place Hunger Is Not a Place

It's not true that only the rich can help the poor. We must work to empower nations like Bangladesh that are addressing the problem of hunger by creating networks of schools, healt...

Jan 5, 2006 / Editorial / Frances Moore Lappé

Bolivia’s Home-Grown President Bolivia’s Home-Grown President

The election of former coca farmer Evo Morales as Bolivia's first indigenous president appears to be an enormous victory for the left, as yet another Latin American nation turns aw...

Dec 21, 2005 / Feature / Daphne Eviatar

The Delphi Oracle The Delphi Oracle

The cynical restructuring plan for bankrupt Delphi Automotive calls for massive wage and benefit givebacks for 51,000 American workers. Governors of affected states must craft stra...

Nov 10, 2005 / Editorial / The Editors

Rising Prices + Higher Interest Rates = Middle-Class Misery Rising Prices + Higher Interest Rates = Middle-Class Misery

Interest rates nosed higher today as the Federal Reserve Board sought to control inflation. But the impact of runaway inflation is already being felt by workers whose wages will st...

Nov 1, 2005 / Feature / Nicholas von Hoffman

Gore Vidal, Octocontrarian Gore Vidal, Octocontrarian

Marc Cooper interviews Gore Vidal about an America that is increasingly controlled by corporations and suggests that the Gulf Coast hurricanes and the Iraq debacle signal the break...

Oct 20, 2005 / Feature / Marc Cooper

Robbing the Poor Robbing the Poor

As House Republicans use the cost of recovery from Gulf Coast storms as an excuse to rip last-minute holes in the social safety net, it's not too late to change priorities.

Oct 20, 2005 / Editorial / Sharon Lerner

Goodbye, Mr. Goodwrench Goodbye, Mr. Goodwrench

Delphi's bankruptcy is a marker of a new America in which there is no collective security, no union to make you strong, no government to give you shelter, in which workers stand al...

Oct 14, 2005 / Feature / Nicholas von Hoffman

Bono Meets Dr. Shock Bono Meets Dr. Shock

It's easy to scoff at a rock star like Bono pairing up with economist Jeffrey Sachs. But their tireless lobbying for debt relief for the poorest nations could make a real differenc...

Oct 13, 2005 / Editorial / Doug Henwood