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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 28, 2006

    Coffee, Tea or Another Airline Merger?

    As US Air seeks to create a mega-airline by gobbling up Delta, the evidence mounts that a free market in the sky just doesn't work.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • November 27, 2006

    The Day the Music Died

    It's the end of the world as we know it: Tower Records, the last great CD emporium, is closing, victim of the iPod and MP3 revolution. As Wal-Mart and other big-box stores pick up the slack, will niche music also perish?

    Max Fraser

  • November 22, 2006

    Friedman’s Cruel Legacy

    Milton Friedman's free-market faith produced a bastardized system of interest-group politics that favors sectors of citizens at the expense of many others.

    William Greider

  • November 20, 2006

    Smithfield Walkout Challenges Agribiz Giant

    Last week's walkout at the Smithfield Packing Company was a significant victory for labor organizers and exploited undocumented workers at the North Carolina plant.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • November 16, 2006

    Letter From Venezuela: The Land of Chavismo

    Although the United States itches to do away with Hugo Chávez, his socialist policies are alleviating poverty and earning the people's trust. To Bush's chagrin, the Venezuelan leader is here to stay.

    Chesa Boudin


  • October 26, 2006

    Immigrants Regroup

    This year will be remembered both for massive immigrants rights marches and for the Al Qaedization of immigrants.

    Roberto Lovato

  • October 25, 2006

    Election Night From Hell

    As Fox News marks its tenth birthday, recall the fateful night in November 2000 that its election desk broke all the rules reporting the election of George W. Bush. Will Fox do it again this year?

    David W. Moore

  • October 25, 2006

    Enron’s Enablers

    Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling would have remained small time crooks were it not for the energy industry deregulation measures they effectively purchased from Bush I and II.

    Robert Scheer

  • October 19, 2006

    The Myth of Microloans

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has helped a lot of poor women, but the basic problem in developing countries is landlessness. A $130 microloan won't solve that problem.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • October 19, 2006

    Downsized but Not Out

    United Professionals, a new organization for college-educated workers at risk in a global economy, is joining the movement for economic justice.

    Barbara Ehrenreich and Tamara Draut