Ethical Economics

Cornel West speaking at a lectern

Cornel West: The Christian Socialist Running for President Cornel West: The Christian Socialist Running for President

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, the candidate talks church, state, prophecy—and politics.

Jul 31, 2023 / Q&A / Wen Stephenson

Striking SAG-AFTRA member in front of Netflix building

SAG-AFTRA Can Agree on One Thing: It’s Time to Crush the Big Studios SAG-AFTRA Can Agree on One Thing: It’s Time to Crush the Big Studios

How do you bring a woefully divided union together? You go on strike.

Jul 26, 2023 / Editorial / Piper French

“Bidenomics” vs. “Reaganomics”

“Bidenomics” vs. “Reaganomics” “Bidenomics” vs. “Reaganomics”

What will it take for Biden’s economic agenda to transform the political landscape the way to Reagan’s did?

Jul 21, 2023 / Editorial / Mike Konczal

Bernard Winn speaking

Jubilee Justice Regenerative Farming: Tackling Racism With Rice Jubilee Justice Regenerative Farming: Tackling Racism With Rice

Out of the soil of rural Louisiana, a new model for food, farming, and restorative economics.

Jul 17, 2023 / Laura Flanders

Children working as miners in Pennsylvania.

Child Labor in America Is Back—and It’s As Chilling as Ever Child Labor in America Is Back—and It’s As Chilling as Ever

It should be a reminder of how deeply retrogressive capitalism has once again become both here at home and elsewhere across the planet.  

Jul 13, 2023 / Steve Fraser

Visitors walk past the New York Stock Exchange

The Right Hates Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing. The Left Should, Too. The Right Hates Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing. The Left Should, Too.

If the right really understood ESG, they would celebrate it, not denounce it.

Jun 29, 2023 / Brad Swanson

Kennedy Welcoming The Leaders Of The 1963 Civil Rights March On Washington

From Full Employment to Racial Democracy From Full Employment to Racial Democracy

In the second half of the 20th century, Black politics began to shift away from its focus on economic inequality.

Jun 29, 2023 / Class Notes / Adolph Reed Jr.

There’s No Reason Filing Taxes Should Be So Hard

There’s No Reason Filing Taxes Should Be So Hard There’s No Reason Filing Taxes Should Be So Hard

In early 2024, a few taxpayers will participate in a pilot project to file their taxes for free directly to the government. It’s a great start.

Jun 9, 2023 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Biden and McCarthy sitting in chairs in the Oval Office

Next Time, Dammit, Just Default Next Time, Dammit, Just Default

Democrats feared a monster called “default”—but it’s just another Washington scare story.

Jun 9, 2023 / Editorial / James K. Galbraith for The Nation

Woman receiving breast exam

The Collapse of This Texas Health Care Program Is Putting Women’s Lives in Danger The Collapse of This Texas Health Care Program Is Putting Women’s Lives in Danger

For low-income, rural, and uninsured women across the state, the Healthy Texas Women program means access to lifesaving medical care—and it may soon disappear.

May 22, 2023 / Julie Poole

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