The Progressive Magazine: September 2009
Volume 73, Number 9
In This Issue
Comment Losing Health Care
On the Line
Ruth Conniff traces the journey of an ex-felon to the White
Inverting the Economic Order Wendell Berry
A properly ordered economy puts nature first and consumption last.
Wall Street's Gall Les Leopold
Investment firms are up to their old tricks again, and nobody seems to be willing to stop them.
Making Refugees in Pakistan Kathy Kelly and Dan Pearson
We met people who fled from the Taliban, Cobras, and drones.
Interview: Rafael Correa Amy Goodman
"What we've undergone in recent decades worldwide has been totally insane, and all of this is a result of capitalism," says the president of Ecuador.
Poem Alicia Ostriker
Dave Zirin says his alma mater, Macalester, has lost its way.
Calexico Crosses Frontiers Elizabeth DiNovella
The band's eclectic music defies categories.
Will Durst tallies all the memos he missed while he was out.
Books Matthew Rothschild reviews Fire and Ink, edited by Frances Payne Adler, Debra Busman, and Diana García; Cry Wolf, by Doug Anderson; This Side of Early, by Naomi Ayala; and The Mind-Body Problem, by Katha Pollitt.
Jim Hightower asks why we're getting stiffed by the banks, again.
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