ST. CLOUD – The economy has not been favorable to dairy farmers in the Midwest. With the third consecutive year of poor milk prices, many dairy farmers are selling themselves, including farms in Stearns County. Lucas Sjostrom is the executive director of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association. He says the changes in the international market …

Passers-by look at posters and messages of condolence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in north London on June 25, 2017. (Reuters / Peter Nicholls) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $ 2 per month! Thank you for signing up The nationthe weekly bulletin of. Thank you for …

Joe Cada made enough money playing online poker to pay his first house in cash. But before his first World Series of Poker in 2009, the 21-year-old didn’t want to risk a significant portion of his bankroll in Las Vegas. “I gave money to my mom, and I still had a couple hundred thousand in …

It became a recurring question in the 2016 presidential campaigns in both parties: Is the US economic system fair to most Americans, or is it “rigged” to favor the rich and powerful? A substantial majority of Americans – 65% – say that the country’s economic system “unfairly favors powerful interests.” Less than half (31%) say …

At the very moment of its ultimate triumph, capitalism will experience the most exquisite of deaths. It is the conviction of the political adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin, who argues that the current economic system has been so successful in lowering production costs that it has created the very conditions for the destruction of tradition …

One of the main victims of the euro crisis has been Europeans’ confidence in the fairness of their economic system, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. In what is now the fifth year after the Great Recession, Europeans believe that inequality is now a major problem in their societies and believe …