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Center for Economic and Policy Research


100+ Economists Push Pelosi to Urgently Boost Relief for Workers, Stem Massive Surge in Unemployment

Demanding measures that match the scale of the Covid-19 crisis, the experts call for improving the federal short-time compensation program and passing the Paycheck Guarantee Act.

Jessica Corbett ·


Trump Stimulus Plan: Still Getting Everything Wrong

The president appears not to know what he's doing.

Eileen Appelbaum ·



Millionaires Stop Paying Into Social Security for the Year Tomorrow, Highlighting Need to Scrap Payroll Tax Cap

"The burden of Social Security taxes falls more heavily on those who make less."

Jake Johnson ·


Why Are House Democrats Afraid to Wield Their Subpoena Power?

Make no mistake: Democratic cowardice toward oversight has real, "kitchen-table" consequences for voters.

Jeff Hauser ·


'Economic Terrorism': After Failed Military Coup Attempt, Trump Imposes Total Embargo Against Venezuela

"The U.S. gov is telling the Venezuelan people that if they want to eat, they have to change their politics."

Jake Johnson ·


Sanders Joins Union Leaders and Healthcare Workers In Protesting 'Corporate Greed'-Fueled Private Equity Sale of Philadelphia Hospital

"People will get hurt, and they will die as a direct result of this one man's action."

Julia Conley ·


'Finally': After Months of Delay, House Democrats Sue for Trump Tax Returns

"No one is above the law. And Congress must not allow administration officials like Mnuchin—and certainly not Trump himself—to think they are."

Jake Johnson ·


U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective

Whether in Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea or one of the 20 countries under the boot of U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration is using its economic weight to try to exact regime change or major policy changes in countries around the globe

Medea Benjamin ·


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