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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 14, 2002

    Kenny Boy

    (A Houston version of the Irish folk song)

    Oh, Kenny Boy, your friends are disappearing.
    They don't know you, much less your kvetchy wife.
    Yes, it's sad when pols that you've been shmeering
    Now hope that you'll get twenty years to life.
    They sang your song: They passed deregulation.
    They passed your laws. They bent the regs your way.
    But now they track your every obfuscation.
    Old Kenny Boy, their Kenny Boy's now Mr. Lay.

    Calvin Trillin

  • February 13, 2002

    Enron Flew Under the Radar

    Is the Enron story one of outrageous mendacity or stupefying ignorance?

    Robert Scheer

  • February 12, 2002

    George W. in the Garden of Gethsemane

    This letter was originally published on January 29, 2002 at

    Michael Moore

  • February 11, 2002

    Many Oppose Trade Deal

    Pôrto Alegre, Brazil--In US living rooms, talk about such policy measures as the White House's proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) is likely to elicit clueless shrugs.

    Marc Cooper


  • February 8, 2002

    Tricky Dick II

    Having simmered on the back burner through the aftermath of September 11, Congress's effort to obtain records from Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force has now reached the boiling p

    Nate Blakeslee

  • February 7, 2002

    Enron? Nader Is Glad You Asked

    Back in the spotlight, he condemns the trading of political favors for cash.

    John Nichols

  • February 7, 2002

    Indian Giving

    "I see Native people dying every day because they can't afford health insurance," Elouise Cobell said over the phone in mid-January from Washington, DC, as she prepared to testify against Interi

    Chris Lombardi