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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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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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Snowden, Greenwald and Wikileaks Are Winning
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Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The More Nefarious US Foreign Policy, The More It Relies on Media Complicity
The US still has military spending that is higher in real, inflation-adjusted terms than it was during the peak of the Reagan cold war build-up, the Vietnam war and the Korean war. We seem to be in a state of permanent warfare, and – we have recently learned – massive government spying and surveillance of our own citizens. This is despite an ever-receding threat to the actual physical security of Americans.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Why Ecuador Would Be Ideal Refuge for Edward Snowden
If Edward Snowden can make it to Ecuador , it will be a good choice for him and the world.
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Domestic Dissent Can Change US Foreign Policy for the Better
Several years ago, I had lunch with a US government official who told me about a trip that I had taken, that almost nobody knew about. I didn't have to ask him where he got the information.
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