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Mark Weisbrot

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. His latest book is "Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy" (2015). He is author of co-author, with Dean Baker, of "Social Security: The Phony Crisis" (2001).


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The Fed Will Be to Blame if the Economy Crashes Into a Recession

We don't need a recession—which would be devastating—to solve our inflation problem.

Mark Weisbrot ·


The Treasury Department Could Prevent Widespread Global Starvation With No Cost to US Taxpayers

As hunger threatens millions, the Biden administration should give its OK for the IMF to distribute financial backing to the world's poorest countries.

Mark Weisbrot ·


The IMF's New Agreement With Argentina Has Potential to Be a Game Changer

After long pushing failed belt-tightening policies, the International Monetary Fund has agreed to a deal that will allow Argentina's government to pursue a pro-growth strategy.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Biden's Sanctions on Afghanistan Could Kill More Civilians Than Two Decades of War

22.8 million Afghans—more than half the population—are facing acute food insecurity. Lift Biden administration's hold on billions of central bank reserves.

Mark Weisbrot ·


US Sanctions on Afghanistan Could Be Deadlier Than 20 Years of War

An enormous price will be paid by millions of innocent people, many of whom will die, as food, health care, employment, and income become increasingly scarce.

Mark Weisbrot ·


Billions Who Need the Most Help Can Also Benefit—As Americans Have—From Changes in Economic Policy

Allowing the IMF to issue $1.5 trillion in special drawing rights would save countless lives and wouldn’t cost U.S. taxpayers a dime.

Mark Weisbrot ·


Trump Started a War on Journalism. Biden's Justice Department Has Yet to End It

For the first time in more than a century, a journalist could be tried and imprisoned—the charges carry a maximum of 175 years in prison—for publishing facts that the U.S. government did not want published.

Mark Weisbrot ·


Open Letter From 40+ Economists Regarding Ecuador and the Dollar

Not only has leading presidential candidate Andrés Arauz emphasized that he is committed to maintaining the dollar as the national currency, he and his party have a long track record of taking strong measures to make sure that dollarization did not come under threat.

James K. Galbraith ·

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