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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 19, 2002

    A Silver Spoon Is Gouging Unions

    President Bush, a scion of great wealth who has never had to earn an honest living, has abruptly wiped out the jobs, retirement security and health benefits of 850,000 blue- and white-collar

    Robert Scheer

  • November 14, 2002

    Alien Nation

    When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they attracted some unlikely allies.

    Jennifer C. Berkshire

  • November 6, 2002

    Big Labor’s Little Problem

    At a "Lean Workplace School" for union members, sponsored by the monthly magazine Labor Notes in 1996, the discussion centered around how to fight employers' speed-up and worker-manageme

    Jane Slaughter

  • November 6, 2002

    INS Declares War on Labor

    Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

    David Bacon

  • October 24, 2002

    Labor Plays Its Hand

    Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the results.

    David Moberg


  • October 24, 2002

    Spending for Growth

    One of the great disappointments of recent decades is that Democrats have more or less swallowed whole the underlying economic theories of their Republican rivals.

    Jeff Madrick

  • October 24, 2002

    Can Coke Prevent AIDS?

    As one of the largest private employers in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company could dramatically alter the course of HIV/AIDS.

    Lisa Weinert

  • October 10, 2002

    A Union on the Line

    With its future at stake, the ILWU will not go down without a fight.

    David Bacon

  • October 10, 2002

    Sowing Disaster?

    How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global landscape.

    Mark Schapiro

  • October 10, 2002

    Going Down the Road

    Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

    Jim Hightower