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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 31, 2002

    Enron Hearings

    (With apologies to Stephen Foster)

    The Enron hearings stretch ahead,
    Doo-dah, doo-dah,
    Until the final soundbite's said.
    Oh, doo-dah day.

    Pols will posture night,
    Pols will posture day.
    They'll show the voters just how tough they are,
    Browbeating some CPA.

    They'll talk of all the laws they'll make,
    Doo-dah, doo-dah.
    And meanwhile they're still on the take.
    Oh, doo-dah day.

    Pols will posture day,
    Pols will posture night.
    The guy who's shmeered them for a dozen years
    Now is the guy they'd indict.

    Calvin Trillin

  • January 31, 2002

  • January 31, 2002

    Another World Is Possible

    The challenge to global capitalism is more relevant now than before September 11.

    Susan George

  • January 31, 2002

    Enron End Run


    David Corn

  • January 31, 2002

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  • January 30, 2002

    Bush and Andersen’s Texas Two-Step

    George W. Bush must be feeling an acute sense of déjà vu these days, as the dubious dealings of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen, LLP take center stage in the Enron scandal.

    Chris Floyd

  • January 24, 2002

    Disabling a Civil Right

    The Supreme Court has made a decision that is wrongheaded, and wrong.

    Mary Johnson

  • January 24, 2002

    Enron on the Hill

    For weeks, conservative commentators and Bush White House defenders have been huffing that the Enron matter is a corporate scandal, not a political controversy--that it is an affair of business sku

    David Corn

  • January 17, 2002

    Reforming Welfare–Take Two

    As Congress revisits the welfare debate, it's time to look at what the law has wrought.