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, 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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Thursday, September 19, 2013
US Needs to Take the Hint from Dilma Rousseff's Snub
Tuesday's cancellation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff 's state visit to the White House, scheduled for next month, came as little surprise.
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Friday, August 30, 2013
President Obama Should Listen to US and UK Public: Don't Strike Syria
President Obama's proposed "humanitarian" bombing of Syria , which seemed like a done deal just a f
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Miranda's Rights: How Europe Can Learn from Latin America's Independence
With a few exceptions, most of Europe hasn't had an independent foreign policy for the past 70 years, and the UK stands out as a prime example of this.
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