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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 8, 2005

    Five Questions for Robert Greenwald

    What motivated director Robert Greenwald to spend a year on a documentary detailing Wal-Mart's impact on American life, culture and commerce?

    Sam Graham-Felsen

  • November 3, 2005

    Spin Control at Wal-Mart

    A hard-hitting documentary, an embarrassing leaked memo on healthcare and abandonment by customers who don't like its politics. It's getting harder these days for Wal-Mart to put on a happy public face.

    Liza Featherstone

  • November 3, 2005

    On the Wal-Mart Money Trail

    As the nation's wealthiest family, the Waltons could be a force for social good. But when they choose to spend their fortune lobbying for pet projects, tax cuts and charter schools instead of providing a living wage for their workers, they are dangerous (and costly) to the nation.

    Liza Featherstone

  • November 1, 2005

    Rising Prices + Higher Interest Rates = Middle-Class Misery

    Interest rates nosed higher today as the Federal Reserve Board sought to control inflation. But the impact of runaway inflation is already being felt by workers whose wages will stagnate and whose earning power is on a steep decline.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • October 26, 2005

    Say It Ain’t So, Big Leagues

    Strip-mining the Dominican Republic for talent, Major League Baseball periodically plucks one lucky boy from his home and family and gives him a dream for a better life. But what happens the other 99 left behind in "baseball factories," still hoping?

    Dave Zirin


  • October 20, 2005

    Gore Vidal, Octocontrarian

    Marc Cooper interviews Gore Vidal about an America that is increasingly controlled by corporations and suggests that the Gulf Coast hurricanes and the Iraq debacle signal the breakdown of an empire.

    Marc Cooper

  • October 20, 2005

    Asbestos Liability Scam

    The Senate will soon consider the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act (FAIR) that is anything but for the workers whose health has been impaired by asbestos. It's a move by major corporations to significantly reduce their liability.

    William Johnson and Kate Levin

  • October 20, 2005

    Robbing the Poor

    As House Republicans use the cost of recovery from Gulf Coast storms as an excuse to rip last-minute holes in the social safety net, it's not too late to change priorities.

    Sharon Lerner

  • October 14, 2005

    Goodbye, Mr. Goodwrench

    Delphi's bankruptcy is a marker of a new America in which there is no collective security, no union to make you strong, no government to give you shelter, in which workers stand alone.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • October 13, 2005

    Bono Meets Dr. Shock

    It's easy to scoff at a rock star like Bono pairing up with economist Jeffrey Sachs. But their tireless lobbying for debt relief for the poorest nations could make a real difference for the 1 billion people who live on less than a dollar a day.

    Doug Henwood