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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • 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

    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 12, 2002

    Will Democrats Step Up?

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

    Robert L. Borosage

  • December 5, 2002

    Fixing the Rotten Corporate Barrel

    States grant corporate charters; they should start taking some of them away.

    John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander


  • December 5, 2002

    Going Down the Road

    On election morning, I opened the front section of the New York Times and immediately got a bad feeling. Positioned prominently on page A3 was an eye-catching and ominous ad.

    Jim Hightower

  • 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

  • December 5, 2002

    Rawls and Us

    The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks

    Eric Alterman

  • 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

  • November 26, 2002

    Containing Saddam

    Critics of America's plans to oust Saddam Hussein militarily have mounted powerful arguments, but not one has articulated a coherent nonmilitary strategy to bring about the demise of the monstr

    Andrew Mack