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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 9, 2004

    Ken Lay, Enron and the US Public

    Lay's belated indictment reminds one of the limp response of Washington politics.

    William Greider

  • July 1, 2004

    Incarceration, Inc.

    Private prisons thrive on cheap labor and the hunger of job-starved towns.

    Sasha Abramsky

  • June 24, 2004

    Minimum Security

    Seeing the limits of living-wage laws, activists seek a raise for all workers.

    Bobbi Murray

  • June 24, 2004

    Shameless in Iraq

    EMENDATION: Naomi Klein reported in her July 12 "Lookout" column that Aegis CEO Tim Spicer helped put down rebels and stage a military coup in Papua New Guinea. Actually, although his secret employment by the PNG government to put down rebels became a divisive issue within the PNG military and led to a military coup, Spicer played no role in staging the coup. (7/14/04)

    Naomi Klein

  • June 24, 2004

    Unnatural Acts

    By now, it has become something of a media cliché to watch "fringe" protesters jumping up and down from the edges of G-8 conferences held at ever more remote locations.

    Patricia J. Williams

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  • June 24, 2004

    Tyson’s Moral Anchor

    Readers who'd like to support the workers of Local 556 can send a tax-deductible donation to "Safe Work/Safe Food," c/o Teamsters Local 556, 1750 Portland Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

    Eric Schlosser

  • June 18, 2004

    Dick Cheney and the $5 Million Man

    Will Dick Cheney be indicted for past Halliburton abuses?

    Doug Ireland

  • June 10, 2004

    Will Labor Take the Wal-Mart Challenge?

    Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

    Liza Featherstone

  • June 10, 2004

    Solidarity in Wartime

    In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.

    David Bacon

  • June 7, 2004

    Reagan’s Cowboy Capitalism

    With firmness and style, President Reagan has commandeered the rhetorical high ground by his "program for economic recovery." The phrases and concepts of Reaganomics--get government off our backs

    Mark Green