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). E-mail Mark: weisbrot@cepr.net

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Presidential candidate of Union por la Esperanza Andrés Arauz raises his fist during a rally on January 27, 2021 in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuadorians will go to the polls on February 7 to elect the successor of the current president, Lenin Moreno. (Photo by Franklin Jacome/Agencia Press South/Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 05, 2021
Open Letter From 40+ Economists Regarding Ecuador and the Dollar
As economists, we share a general concern when economic issues are widely misunderstood in political debates that can determine policy, sometimes with lasting consequences. This appears to be a problem in Ecuador at the moment, in the heat of an election campaign. "In the United States, we have...
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A long line of cars waits at a food bank in Los Angeles in early December. (Photo: AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) Views
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
Why Partisanship Will Increase in the Post-Trump Era
Many are hoping that when Donald Trump—one of the most divisive U.S. presidents in the past century or more—leaves office, the historically elevated levels of partisanship in U.S. politics will at least begin to subside. But the opposite is vastly more likely. There are short- and intermediate-run...
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The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Uruguayan Luis Almagro. (Photo: ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
From Trump to Bolivia and Back: A Tale of Two Coups
This article was distributed by the Independent Media Institute, and published by Raw Story and AlterNet on December 21, 2020. In recent weeks, Donald Trump has been ridiculed, slathered with contempt, and repeatedly branded a “liar,” as well as an existential threat to democracy in the United...
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The IMF leadership, and almost all of the 189 member countries — including U.S. allies such as Germany and Canada — are ready to allocate the aid that Congress is considering.(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 05, 2020
If You Could Save a Million Lives, Would You Do It?
If you had the opportunity to save a million people from preventable death, would you do it? People who would otherwise fall victim to the global pandemic and deep recession that most of the world is experiencing. This is not merely a rhetorical question, but one that members of the Congress will...
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A man holds a flag with a picture of former Bolivian President Evo Morales during the first campaign event of MAS party ahead of presidential elections on September 9, 2020 in El Alto, Bolivia.  (Photo: Gaston Brito/Getty Images) Views
Friday, September 18, 2020
Silence Reigns on the US-Backed Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia
Bolivia has descended into a nightmare of political repression and racist state violence since the democratically elected government of Evo Morales was overthrown by the military on November 10th last year. That month was the second-deadliest in terms of civilian deaths caused by state forces since...
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President Donald Trump holds a press conference announcing Vice President Mike Pence will lead the effort combating the spread of the coronavirus in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2020. (Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Trump Stimulus Plan: Still Getting Everything Wrong
Donald Trump has consistently been failing the country in dealing with the coronavirus. Due to Trump’s failed public health response, even Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin acknowledges that we are facing the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. This is in addition to the prospect of...
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Practical Bernie Sanders voted for Obamacare, but he didn’t give up on his long-term goal of universal health care. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Radical—He’s a Pragmatist Who Fights to Un-rig the System
As Bernie Sanders continues to increase his standing in the Democratic primary, and his opponents in both parties feel the pain, there is an effort to paint him as an extremist of some sort. Someone who might even lose to Trump because of this alleged “radicalism.” But it’s not that easy to make...
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One hundred and thirty-six economists and statisticians said the OAS charges were false. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 06, 2020
What Does the Future Hold for US-Bolivia Ties?
The Trump administration’s current and future behavior in Bolivia can best be forecast by its strong support for the military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of Evo Morales on November 10. And no one disputes that Morales was democratically elected to his term that began...
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Supporters of Evo Morales demonstrate in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Monday. (Photo: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The OAS Lied to the Public About the Bolivian Election and Coup
What is the difference between an outright lie—stating something as a fact while knowing that it is false—and a deliberate material representation that accomplishes the same end? Here is an example that really pushes the boundary between the two, to the point where the distinction practically...
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Washington’s nefarious War on Drugs, meanwhile, remains a cesspit of violence and U.S.-sponsored militarization that brings misery to those countries unfortunate enough to be located between the Colombian and Pervuian cocaine producers and U.S. consumers. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 07, 2019
Tariffs Are a Bad Response to an Imaginary Border Crisis
Donald Trump won the presidency–despite losing the popular vote by 2.8 million—with a campaign that careened wildly from one distraction to another. He has clung to this as a Twitter and governing strategy ever since. As there are 190 countries in the world, and the United States trades with most...
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