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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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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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Brazil's Political and Economic Crisis Threatens Its Democracy
On April 17, the Brazilian lower house of Congress voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, who was elected in 2010 and reelected at the end of 2014. It was a garish spectacle, with one right-wing deputy dedicating his vote to the colonel who headed a torture unit during the dictatorship. One of...
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Attacking Trump for the Few Sensible Things He Says is Bad Strategy
Donald Trump is a buffoon, a narcissist and misogynist who has offended large segments of the American population with racist comments. He has so little impulse control that he erupted with a pathetic defense of the size of his penis in the middle of a presidential debate, and retweeted an...
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Brazilian Prosecutor Finds No Crime Committed by Dilma: Will the Law Count for Anything in Brazil?
An immense effort was made to remove Bill Clinton from the presidency in the late 1990s, culminating in the first impeachment trial of a US president in 131 years. Intimate details of his affair with Monica Lewinsky, about which Clinton was accused of lying under oath, were probed and published by...
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