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Finance news and analysis from The Nation
August 2, 2021
Lebanon’s “National Financial Suicide”
The success of the Banque du Liban, once seen as the country’s only functional institution, was all “smoke and mirrors.”
July 9, 2021
Why Shouldn’t the People Own the Banks?
A municipally chartered public bank would not be beholden to the often predatory commercial banking sector.
June 25, 2021
Warren Buffett Moves to Distance Himself From Bill Gates
The Oracle of Omaha just resigned from the Gates Foundation. But he’s still on the hook for billions in future donations to the troubled charity.
June 21, 2021
The Dangers of Working While Black on Wall Street
Financial institutions say they’re committed to racial justice, but complaints of racism often backfire against those who raise them.
June 14, 2021
Brad Lander Knows How to Achieve the Big, Bold Structural Changes That Will Transform New York
The urban planner running for comptroller argues that the city can drive innovation and change by leveraging its financial power and influence to serve the people.
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June 9, 2021
Recording history, one stitch at a time.
June 7, 2021
Despite the Headlines, the Gates Foundation Has Evaded Scrutiny
Allegations of financial misconduct against Michael Larson, who manages the foundation’s money as well as a portion of Bill and Melinda’s personal wealth, should prompt a closer look.
May 11, 2021
Covid’s Spread Ignores All Borders
This global pandemic must remain our collective battle.
May 5, 2021
Student Debt Is Devastating American Families—Here’s How
Advocates collected thousands of responses from borrowers across the country, and their stories show just how debilitating student debt has become.
April 26, 2021
¿Quiere arreglar la brecha racial de riqueza? Comience cancelando la deuda estudiantil.
Quiero imaginar un futuro mejor, al igual que lo hicieron mis padres. Pero no debería venir con ataduras abrumadoras.