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  • October 14, 2005

    Goodbye, Mr. Goodwrench

    Delphi’s bankruptcy is a marker of a new America in which there is no collective security, no union to make you strong, no government to give you shelter, in which workers stand alone.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • October 13, 2005

    Bono Meets Dr. Shock

    It’s easy to scoff at a rock star like Bono pairing up with economist Jeffrey Sachs. But their tireless lobbying for debt relief for the poorest nations could make a real difference for the 1 billion people who live on less than a dollar a day.

    Doug Henwood

  • October 13, 2005

    Scamming the States

    Companies like Boeing, Dell and Daimler-Chrysler know how to extort tax cuts and subsidies from states eager to keep jobs from fleeing. But taxpayers, community groups and even a Supreme Court review are pushing back on corporate giveaways.

    Greg LeRoy

  • October 13, 2005

    Squeezing the Have-Nots

    Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates, misplaced priorities and a recession that will hurt the weakest most.

    William Greider

  • October 6, 2005

    Why Is Africa Still Poor?

    As Asian countries grow in economic power, Africa lags behind the developed world. Can it ever catch up? Will corruption, geography and disease continue to hold it back?

    Andrew Rice


  • October 6, 2005

    Communities Without Borders

    Guest worker programs are a threat to the communities Central American migrants forge as they sweep across the US. These programs undermine the economic rights of immigrants and natives alike.

    David Bacon

  • October 5, 2005

    Pop Goes the Real Estate Bubble

    Stocks crash and housing prices tend to go down with a whisper. But a disturbing number of signs now point to a sudden burst of the real estate bubble.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 29, 2005

    Running on Fumes

    Unless the federal government does something now, rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone of many American towns.

    Sasha Abramsky

  • September 27, 2005

    A Devil’s Dictionary of Business

    Had your fill of spin and flimflam about the greatness of corporate America? Here’s the real truth about money, high finance and low, commerce, clever tricks, globalism and globaloney.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 27, 2005

    When ‘Connected’ means ‘Corrupted’

    The hurricane-driven windfalls for GOP-connected businesses continues, and so do the scandals of widespread corruption among George Bush’s cronies. And the rest of us are played for suckers.

    Robert Scheer