Mark Weisbrot

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), in Washington, DC. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis. E-mail Mark: weisbrot@cepr.net

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Monday, August 28, 2017
Trump's New Venezuela Sanctions Will Do More Harm Than Good
The Trump administration announced new, unprecedented sanctions against Venezuela on Friday that are designed to cut off financing to Venezuela. The Trump team pretends that the sanctions are only directed at the government. But as any economist knows, this is clearly false. By starving the economy...
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Friday, July 21, 2017
Venezuela Needs Negotiation to Avoid Civil War, Not Trump-Supported "Regime Change"
What kind of role should Washington play in Venezuela's crisis? Well, what kind of role should Russia play in U.S. politics and elections? The answer to both questions is the same: None at all. Unfortunately, recent U.S. involvement in Venezuela's domestic affairs has dwarfed anything anyone has...
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
The Resurrection of Jeremy Corbyn: Truth Can Be an Effective Political Weapon
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, has made a remarkable comeback after his political obituary had been written and widely accepted as recently as seven weeks ago. Although the Tories, led by Theresa May, will still have the largest number of seats, they have lost their majority, after...
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Macron is Just the Beginning of a New Fight for France and Europe
The media response to the French election reads like some people had too much cannabis. From the first paragraph of a front page news analysis of the New York Times : “It was globalization against nationalism. It was the future versus the past. Open versus closed.” Let’s not get carried away. It’s...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Julian Assange is A Political Prisoner Who Has Exposed Government Crimes and Atrocities
Julian Assange is a political prisoner. He has never been charged with a crime. Everyone who recognizes his name should know this, and if they don’t it is only because the largest media outlets have misreported or not reported the basic facts of his detention. This in itself is a searing indictment...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Public Pressure On White House Could Help Prevent Mass Starvation In Yemen
“Shame on us,” wrote Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times last month. “The Saudis have managed to block coverage of the crimes against humanity they are perpetrating in Yemen, and the US backs the Saudis.” He was referring to a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, which now puts millions of...
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Saturday, April 01, 2017
Medicaid Saved Obamacare, and Single-Payer Universal Health Insurance May Be Back on the Agenda Sooner Than You Think
A lot of the reporting on the GOP's attempted repeal of ObamaCare has focused on the Freedom Caucus, a group of libertarian-minded representatives for whom the administration's bill did not go far enough in obliterating the gains from Obama administration's expansion of healthcare coverage. But the...
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Sunday, February 12, 2017
NAFTA Has Harmed Mexico a Lot More than Any Wall Could Do
President Trump is unlikely to fulfill his dream of forcing Mexico to pay for his proposed wall along the United States' Southern border. If it is built, though, U.S. taxpayers will almost certainly foot the bill, which some have estimated could be as high as $50 billion. With that said, it's worth...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Even Before Taking Office, Trump Has Made a Mess
President-elect Donald Trump's phone call earlier this month with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan sent shock waves throughout China and much of the world. For nearly four decades, it has been Washington's official policy to diplomatically recognize only China and not Taiwan, an island the mainland...
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Honduran Opposition Leaders Being Murdered While US Pours in Money to Repressive Government and Military
Since a 2009 military coup against the democratic government of President Mel Zelaya, Honduras has become the most dangerous country in the world for environmental and human rights activists. On Oct. 17, two more prominent rural organizers, José Ángel Flores and Silmer Dionisio George, were...
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