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Economy news and analysis from The Nation

  • May 25, 2000

    Brands ‘R’ Us?

    Jeremy Rifkin wants to rock the world of the jaded reader: He predicts that we're entering a completely new--the final--stage of capitalism.

    Jane Slaughter

  • May 18, 2000

    Corporate Responsibility

    So Ford now says the SUV
    Is very bad for you and me.
    It slurps gas to a fare-thee-well,
    And makes the earth as hot as hell.
    Its weight means any car it hits

    Calvin Trillin

  • May 18, 2000

    China and Globalism

    The politics of trade will always contrive to decide the most fateful questions in private while leaving public debate to chew over narrow, derivative issues.

    William Greider

  • May 11, 2000

    What Monsanto Knew

    In a small brick house strung year-round with Christmas lights, behind curtains made of flowered sheets, Jeremiah Smith is listening to his favorite preacher on the radio.

    Nancy Beiles

  • May 3, 2000

    Antitrust & the Media–I

    This spring the topic of antitrust returned to the headlines after a long absence as the government pursued and won (for the time being) its case against Microsoft and, in a more muted way, as Ti

    Robert W. McChesney


  • April 20, 2000

    The ‘Shame’ Game

    When we last visited New York Times foreign affairs pundit Thomas Friedman during last year's Seattle protests, he was attacking critics of the antidemocratic World Trade Organization as a

    Eric Alterman

  • April 20, 2000

    The American Ascendancy

    The turn of the millennium provided yet another occasion to celebrate a triumphant American Century.

    Bruce Cumings

  • April 5, 2000

    Time to Rein in Global Finance

    The financial crisis that collapsed Asian economies in mid-1997 and then bounced around the world was a distant sideshow to most Americans until it reached Wall Street.

    William Greider