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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 13, 2006

    Born-Again Rubinomics

    Is Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin's new "conceptual framework" of economic reform an acknowledgment of neoliberalism's failures or simply a repackaged version of Clintonomics?

    William Greider

  • July 10, 2006

    Buffet’s Billions

    What Warren Buffett's gift of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation lacks in imagination, it makes up for in safety. If only they had the guts to tackle the real problems.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • June 28, 2006

    Mexico’s Labor Rebels

    On July 2, Mexico will choose a new president. Whoever wins will face an ongoing labor movement challenging the neoliberal policies of the past.

    David Bacon

  • June 28, 2006

    Temple of Mammon, Planet of Doom

    As we head into Summer 2006, the world capitalist system is out of control.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • June 28, 2006

    Harlan County Blues

    Life remains cheap in the coalfields of Appalachia because of the Bush Administration's incompetence and neglect in the face of human and environmental tragedy.

    Erik Reece


  • June 27, 2006

    History Lesson

    Back in Washington's day, Congress printed money to fight the Revolutionary War without collecting taxes to back it up--and paid the price in inflation: History repeats itself today.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • June 22, 2006

    Cheney and HAL

    As CEO of Halliburton, Dick Cheney was not much different from other corporate titans ensnared by accusations of incompetence and fraud.

    William Greider

  • June 8, 2006

    Wall Street Doesn’t Like This War

    High levels of uncertainty, poor management and an $800 billion expenditure on a venture that has put America's brand at risk all conspire to make the Street pretty skittish about Iraq.

    Ken Miller

  • June 1, 2006

    What They’re Marching For

    With or without a comprehensive immigration bill, a working-class immigrant Latino movement is emerging--allied with progressive groups--that could reverse a tide of xenophobia and make significant gains.

    Saurav Sarkar

  • June 1, 2006

    A Shared Vision

    The vitality of the new Latino-led immigration movement could provide the spark to jolt the civil rights movement out of its complacency and create a shared notion of an imagined future.

    Salim Muwakkil