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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 21, 2006

    Alice Walton’s Fig Leaf

    Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is on a buying spree, filling her Arkansas museum with America's cultural treasures--a fig leaf that seeks to cover Wal-Mart's naked greed and exploitation.

    Rebecca Solnit

  • February 21, 2006

    Elegy for GM–and Ourselves

    When General Motors goes down, it will take us all down with it.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • February 16, 2006

    Labor Pains

    Robert Fitch's Solidarity for Sale exposes corruption as the cause of the current crisis in American labor.

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • February 16, 2006

    Envisioning Another World: IntegraciĆ³n Desde Abajo

    Immigrant advocates at the World Social Forum offered real alternatives to the narrow debate over how to fix the system.

    Roberto Lovato

  • February 14, 2006

    Freezing Their Assets

    Among the superrich, there's a growing desire to freeze themselves and their bank accounts in hopes of rising again. Talk about Groundhog Day.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

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  • February 9, 2006

    Who Killed the Miners?

    Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

    Erik Reece

  • February 8, 2006

    Reversing ‘Right to Work’

    Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.

    Sasha Abramsky

  • February 8, 2006

    Pension? What Pension?

    The stampede is on in corporate America to freeze or pare back pension benefits. And that will leave most of us out in the cold.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • February 2, 2006

    A Warning Bell

    Democrats can capitalize on the current economic stall and gain control of Congress with a return to bedrock principles: creating jobs, restoring incomes and rescuing families from debt.

    William Greider

  • February 1, 2006

    The End of the Internet?

    Telephone and cable companies are crafting strategies to transform the free and open Internet to a privately run service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. Can we stop them?

    Jeffrey Chester