Economics

The NAFTA Superhighway The NAFTA Superhighway

The NAFTA Superhighway is a total myth. But the private Trans-Texas Corridor is all too real, foretelling a future America in which globalism and crony capitalism eclipse governmen...

Aug 9, 2007 / Feature / Chris Hayes

Inflation’s Undertow Inflation’s Undertow

Stop the rejoicing about the rise in the minimum wage. Thanks to inflation, the prosperity of the working poor and the middle class is at real and rising risk.

Aug 3, 2007 / Column / Nicholas von Hoffman

The New Bipartisan Capitalism The New Bipartisan Capitalism

A new study addressing the plight the American worker in a global economy tries to solve economic inequity through tax policy rather than systemic change. A much broader vision is ...

Jul 31, 2007 / Editorial / Daniel Morris

The Bloatocrats The Bloatocrats

The New York Times turns a spotlight on the super-rich who veil their affluence in assertions of the good that they do. It makes Gordon Gekko's naked greed look good.

Jul 27, 2007 / Column / Nicholas von Hoffman

The Missing Class The Missing Class

Sociologist Katherine Newman talks about the "near poor," that vast pool of workers who are neither officially destitute nor comfortably working-class.

Jul 26, 2007 / Feature / Eyal Press

The Populist Moment? The Populist Moment?

Economic populism is the new flavor in politics, but it won't be authentic unless it's driven by and for the people.

Jul 26, 2007 / Editorial / The Editors

Poison for Profit Poison for Profit

We're sickened by tainted food because our government is unwilling to eat into the profits of the corporations our regulators serve.

Jul 12, 2007 / Editorial / David Goldstein

This Land is My Land This Land is My Land

The super-rich are taking over all the beautiful places in America. What's left for you and me?

Jul 2, 2007 / Editorial / Barbara Ehrenreich

Laboratory for a Fortressed World Laboratory for a Fortressed World

Gaza is in chaos, but Israel's economy is booming as high-tech entrepreneurs scramble to meet the post-9/11 world's hunger for spy tools and containment walls.

Jun 14, 2007 / Column / Naomi Klein

Hedging Bets Hedging Bets

Why would anyone trust a hedge fund?

Jun 14, 2007 / Editorial / Jordan Stancil

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