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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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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Friday, December 21, 2012
US Military Needs to Leave Afghanistan and Stop Widening Drone Strikes
There is perhaps no time in American history when our leaders have fought a war with so little support. More than 60 percent of Americans want out of Afghanistan. Even at the peak of the anti-Vietnam-war movement, after a majority had turned against the war, there were still a large number of citizens who believed in the war and its official justifications.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Haiti: More Pressure Needed to Get Clean Water
More than two years and nearly 7,800 deaths after UN troops brought the dread disease of cholera to Haiti, a plan has finally been put forward to do something to get rid of it. While we are still a long way from implementation, there are important lessons to be learned from this experience.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
UN Must Cure Haiti of the Cholera Epidemic It Caused
Before Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast of the United States , it killed 54 people in Haiti and
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