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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 15, 2004

    Educating Senator Frist

    George W. Bush has declared that tort reform will be a major part of his forthcoming campaign.

    Paul Brodeur

  • April 15, 2004

    Why the Bubble Popped

    This clutch of books offers an excellent retrospective on the recent stock-market crash, which wiped out $8.5 trillion in market value.

    Robert Sherrill

  • April 15, 2004

    What’s Good Enough?

    Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

    Peter Schrag

  • April 15, 2004

    A Dream Deferred

    After bloody battles for desegregation, blacks in Memphis are still behind.

    Michael Honey

  • April 8, 2004

    The Cruelest Month

    Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

    Bobbi Murray


  • April 1, 2004

    Bush To City: Drop Dead

    The President vows to exploit New York City, not aid it.

    Jack Newfield

  • April 1, 2004

    Fighting for Oil–Still

    Although media attention has been focused on civil violence in the Baghdad area, Iraq's vast and vulnerable network of oil pipelines and pumping stations has become a major battlefield in the ong

    Michael T. Klare

  • April 1, 2004

    A Union of Unions

    There are bigger American unions, but none that are feistier organizers than HERE (hotel and restaurant workers) and UNITE (historically garment and textile workers).

    David Moberg

  • March 18, 2004

    Whatever It Takes

    Exxon has used the legal system to avoid paying damages for the Valdez spill.

    Ashley Shelby

  • March 18, 2004

    New School, Old Tricks

    The New School University is one of Manhattan's most storied progressive institutions. But don't tell that to the people who work there.

    Eyal Press