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, March 04, 2014
Venezuela is not Ukraine
The current protests in Venezuela a re reminiscent of another historical moment when street protests were used by right-wing politicians as part of an attempt to overthrow the elected government.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
US Support for Regime Change in Venezuela is a Mistake
When is it considered legitimate to try and overthrow a democratically-elected government? In Washington, the answer has always been simple: when the US government says it is. Not surprisingly, that's not the way Latin American governments generally see it.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Greece: Signs of Growth Come As Austerity Eases
It was nearly four years ago that the Greek government negotiated its agreement with the IMF for a harsh austerity programme that was ostensibly designed to resolve its budget problems. Many economists, when we saw the plan, knew immediately that Greece was beginning a long journey into darkness that would last for many years. This was not because the Greek government had lived beyond its means or lied about its fiscal deficit.
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014
How Change Takes Place in the United States: The Minimum Wage
Last week, the New York Times reported that “ Democratic Party leaders … have found an issue they believe can lift their fortunes both locally and nationally in 2014: an increase in the minimum wage.”
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Saturday, January 04, 2014
NAFTA: 20 Years of Regret for Mexico
It was 20 years ago that the North American Free Trade Agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico was implemented. In Washington, the date coincided with an outbreak of the bacteria cryptosporidium in the city's water supply, with residents having to boil their water before drinking it. The joke in town was, "See what happens, NAFTA takes effect and you can't drink the water here."
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
US Budget Deal: The Good, Bad and Stupid
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty is the Complete Opposite of 'Free Trade'
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement among 12 governments, touted as one of the largest "free trade" agreements in US history, is running into difficulties as the public learns more about it.
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Thursday, November 07, 2013
Sorry, Venezuela Haters: This Economy Is Not the Greece of Latin America
For more than a decade people opposed to the government of Venezuela have argued that its economy would implode. Like communists in the 1930s rooting for the final crisis of capitalism, they saw economic collapse just around the corner.
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
With Debt Ceiling Lifted, Will America Move to Non-Fiction on Economic Issues?
The rest of the world must have been fascinated at the spectacle that was the US government shutdown and threat of default on our public debt. Here is a country that not only has no public debt problem, but can pay any foreign creditors in its own currency – that is, money that our central bank creates.
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Friday, October 04, 2013
President Obama’s Defeats May Turn Out to Be More Important Than His Likely Victory Over Republicans
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