Stories by William Greider

William Greider is national affairs correspondent for The Nation, and has been a political journalist for more than thirty-five years. A former Rolling Stone and Washington Post editor, he is the author of "The Soul of Capitalism (Simon & Schuster)." subscribe to William Greider's feed

Posted on: Oct 16, 2008, Source: The Nation

The Treasury Secretary's infusion of cash is a tonic for the bad boys of Wall Street. For a cure, we'll have to wait for a new president.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2008, Source:

Bowing to public outrage, the House rejected the bailout and Wall Street swoons. The political bedlam in Washington is as real as it gets.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2008, Source:

If Wall Street gets away with this, it will represent an historic swindle of the American public.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: The Nation

In their haste to do anything Wall Street wants, Congress and the lame-duck President are sowing far more profound troubles for the country.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2008, Source:

We are witnessing a momentous event -- the great deflation of Wall Street -- and it is far from over.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2008, Source:

There's an opportunity to sharpen the economic debate and ward off media labeling in the presidential race -- but it needs to be done fast.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2007, Source:

Alan Greenspan attempts to save face in his new book by revising history.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2007, Source: The Nation

An unlikely dissident from the Ivy League's economic establishment has come forward with a proposal to reform globalization.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2007, Source: The Nation

By voting to set a deadline for exiting Iraq, the House and Senate have heeded the American people's call to end the war. But will the man in the White House bunker get the message?

Posted on: Jan 18, 2007, Source: The Nation

The Democrats in Congress are in a prime position to deal with fallacies and contradictions of global trade.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2006, Source: The Nation

The November election was indeed the watershed we hoped: The conservative order has ended, and Democrats have a chance to reshape politics for the next generation, starting with Iraq and economic reform.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2006, Source:

The president is trying for the third time to make terrorism his big campaign issue -- are Americans going to finally snap out of it?

Posted on: Jul 16, 2006, Source: The Nation

Economists from the Clinton era were once the biggest cheerleaders for free trade and pro-business policies -- but now economic uncertainties have them singing a different cheer.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2006, Source: The Nation

The era of corporate welfare and trickle-down economics championed by Republicans for 25 years is over. It's up to us to think of what will replace it.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006, Source:

For an administration that rules by hysteria and fear-mongering, claiming the reaction to the Dubai Ports controversy is overblown is, well, hysterical.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2005, Source: The Nation

Challenges from within by a few insurgent Democrats may be the only way to save the party from the ineffective big-money beast it's become.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2005, Source: The Nation

As Washington crumbles around George Bush, the old-line media have failed to fulfill their duties. This is where the emergent, democratic media should take the lead.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2005, Source: The Nation

Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain over human lives and public values? Or shall we now undertake a radical restoration on behalf of society and people?

Posted on: Jun 26, 2005, Source: The Nation

Many millions of baby boomers realize as they approach retirement age that they can't afford to retire at all, much less retire early.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2005, Source: The Nation

The deaths of the Pope, Terri Schiavo, and a baby infant in Texas emphasize the destructive nature of much "pro-life" politics.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2005, Source: The Nation

Are public pension funds the real progressive power?

Posted on: Sep 17, 2004, Source: The Nation

The United States is losing in Iraq – literally losing territory and population to the other side. But who is going to tell the American voters?

Posted on: Jun 28, 2004, Source: The Nation

A potent guerrilla insurgency has formed in and around the Bush presidency; a revolt of old pros in government may already have paved the way for a Kerry victory.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Oddly, the Wall Street Journal has eschewed its usual callousness for human sympathy -- asking readers to go easy on Rush Limbaugh.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2003, Source: The Nation

Does Ronald McDonald know something about Americans that the political pollsters have overlooked?

Posted on: Mar 12, 2003, Source: The Nation

The newspaper's platoon of battle-ready pundits lobby for war with the confidence of small boys playing tin soldiers on Mummy's carpet.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2002, Source: The Nation

While employee stock ownership can lead to the creation of more democratic systems of management, employees themselves can determine a company's direction and purpose.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2002, Source: The Nation

Forget the SEC -- is William Lerach America's top corporate crime fighter? One thing is clear, the aggressive, opportunistic trial lawyer strikes fear into the hearts of CEOs.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2002, Source: The Nation

The collapse of Enron has swiftly morphed into a go-to-jail financial scandal, laden with the heavy breathing of political fixers, but Enron makes visible a more profound scandal -- the failure of market orthodoxy itself.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2001, Source: The Nation

As globalization enters a fateful new stage, China is taking jobs away from Mexico and other low-wage developing countries.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2001, Source: The Nation

Why America's major multinationals are love-bombing labor and environmentalists.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2001, Source: The Nation

Nader and the Greens are a problem for Democrats, but might also be a useful asset -- a force for stoking popular resistance to the party's rightward drift.