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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Monday, May 27, 2013
The US and the Euro-Crisis: Lessons From a Comparison
The eurozone recession is now the longest on record for the single currency area, according to official statistics released last week, as the economy shrank again in the first quarter of this year.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The United States Shows Its Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy
While most of the news on Venezuela in the week since the 14 April presidential election focused on the efforts of losing candidate Henrique Capriles to challenge the results, another campaign, based in Washington, was quite revealing – and the two were most definitely related.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Nicolás Maduro is Venezuela's Vote for Chávismo
Hugo Chávez's economic policies were successful but a close vote means the new president cannot become complacent
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Will Congress Act to Stop US Support for Honduras' Death Squad Regime?
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Friday, March 15, 2013
What's Not to Like? It Raises Needed Revenues and Curbs the Beasts of Wall Street
Let’s get one thing straight: The United States doesn’t have a public debt problem.
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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
A More Independent South America and the Chávez Legacy
Bertrand Russell once wrote about the American revolutionary Thomas Paine, "He had faults, like other men; but it was for his virtues that he was hated and successfully calumniated."
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Sunday, March 03, 2013
Venezuela's Devaluation Doom-Mongers
Venezuela's recent devaluation has sparked quite a bit of discussion in the international press. The Venezuelan opposition has naturally framed it as desperate move to head off inevitable economic collapse.
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Latin America's New Deal: Why Ecuador Loves Rafael Correa
Rafael Correa is far ahead of his nearest rival in Sunday's presidential election in Ecuador , and expected to easily win another four-year presidential term.
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Friday, February 01, 2013
Media Hate Fest for Venezuela Keeps on Keepin’ On
Last week there was a real media hate-fest for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, with some of the more influential publications on both sides of the Atlantic really hating on the guy.
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Sunday, January 06, 2013
Why Paul Krugman Should Be President Obama's Pick for US Treasury Secretary
President Obama hasn't picked a treasury secretary yet for his second term, so he has a chance to do something different.
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