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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • October 13, 2005

    Squeezing the Have-Nots

    Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates, misplaced priorities and a recession that will hurt the weakest most.

    William Greider

  • October 6, 2005

    Why Is Africa Still Poor?

    As Asian countries grow in economic power, Africa lags behind the developed world. Can it ever catch up? Will corruption, geography and disease continue to hold it back?

    Andrew Rice

  • October 6, 2005

    Communities Without Borders

    Guest worker programs are a threat to the communities Central American migrants forge as they sweep across the US. These programs undermine the economic rights of immigrants and natives alike.

    David Bacon

  • October 5, 2005

    Pop Goes the Real Estate Bubble

    Stocks crash and housing prices tend to go down with a whisper. But a disturbing number of signs now point to a sudden burst of the real estate bubble.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 29, 2005

    Running on Fumes

    Unless the federal government does something now, rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone of many American towns.

    Sasha Abramsky


  • September 27, 2005

    A Devil’s Dictionary of Business

    Had your fill of spin and flimflam about the greatness of corporate America? Here's the real truth about money, high finance and low, commerce, clever tricks, globalism and globaloney.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 27, 2005

    When ‘Connected’ means ‘Corrupted’

    The hurricane-driven windfalls for GOP-connected businesses continues, and so do the scandals of widespread corruption among George Bush's cronies. And the rest of us are played for suckers.

    Robert Scheer

  • September 22, 2005

    How to Curb Corporate Power

    As corporations consolidate, they grab power from the public. Here are seven modest proposals to give power back to the public and avoid another Enron.

    Ralph Nader

  • September 22, 2005

    ‘One Nation, Fragmented’

    It took a Gulf Coast hurricane to make Americans aware of the poverty in their own backyard. Now it's time for public policies that end racial segregation, so that the poor in this country will not continue to suffer.

    Eyal Press

  • September 20, 2005

    Bush Finally Sees Poor People

    It takes a hurricane to raise awareness that the numbers of poor people are growing on George Bush's watch. Will that be enough for the President to begin to level the playing field?

    Robert Scheer