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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 9, 2003

    The Bush Tax Sham

    On January 7 George W.

    Roger Hickey

  • January 9, 2003

    Long Live the Estate Tax!

    There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters. States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

    Bill Gates Sr. and Chuck Collins

  • January 9, 2003

    Tax the Plutocrats!

    Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their share.

    Gar Alperovitz

  • December 23, 2002

    Prick Up Your Ears

    How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a corporate entertainment system?

    the Editors

  • December 23, 2002

    The Incubator Returns!

    So onward into 2003 we go, amid INS roundups of Middle Easterners in Southern California and the grand hunt for Saddam's "material breaches," which could be a song out of Gilbert and Sullivan.

    Alexander Cockburn


  • December 23, 2002

    Venezuela on the Brink

    As the general strike against President Hugo Chávez entered its third week in early December, a major TV channel broadcast statements by baseball hero Andres Galarraga and other celebrit

    Steve Ellner

  • December 12, 2002

    Will Democrats Step Up?

    It's still the economy, stupid. The President gets it.

    Robert L. Borosage

  • December 12, 2002

    A New New Deal?

    The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • December 5, 2002

    Lighting Labor’s Fire

    While we wait for labor law reform, here are a few things unions can do.

    Thomas Geoghegan and Barbara Ehrenreich

  • December 5, 2002

    Prize for Dolores Huerta

    Dolores Huerta flouts the smug conventional wisdom that the 1960s are behind us. She won't settle down and become an anachronism.

    Tom Hayden