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, September 9, 2014 - 1:30pm
ISIS War Needs to Be Debated, in US Congress and in UN Security Council
The “Islamic State,” or ISIS as others refer to them, present themselves to the world as an enemy that hardly anyone can stomach. Like villains in a Batman movie, they announce threats to the entire world, releasing gruesome videos of their killings to show that they are serious and without mercy...
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Friday, August 22, 2014 - 1:15pm
Krugman Should Be More Skeptical about the New Cold War
Paul Krugman has been an important voice for sanity for many years, and so there was some disappointment with his Monday column on war among those who would like to see less insanity in U.S. foreign policy. Krugman is also one of the few columnists (or economists for that matter) who has, on...
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The Obama administration's attitude towards Latin America has done little to improve relations and overall U.S. policy in the region looks much like it did under George W. Bush. (Photo: Andes) Views
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 3:30pm
Lawmakers Push Back Against Administration’s Failed Latin America Policy
In a remarkable eruption of sanity in Washington, there is finally some pushback from Congress against the far-right and “center” on U.S. policy toward Venezuela and Latin America -- something that has not happened under the McCarthyite pall that has prevailed for years. A letter from members of...
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Ukraine's interim Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk in Kiev on April 3, 2014. Yatseniuk has repeatedly said that "painful" economic measures demanded by the IMF in exchange for billions in loans are necessary for Ukraine. (Credit: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko) Views
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 11:00am
IMF's Insistence on Economic Austerity Could Derail Ukraine's Chance of Survival
On May 25, the "Chocolate King" handily won the Ukrainian presidential elections in the first round. Billionaire Petro O. Poroshenko is so named because he made his fortune in the confectionary business. The defeated runner-up, former prime minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko is sometimes referred to as "...
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:30am
Piketty in Washington: How to Reverse the Increasing Concentration of Wealth
French Economist Thomas Piketty, author of the best-selling “ Capital in the Twenty-First Century ,” came to Washington DCon Tuesday for a series of discussions with other economists and the public. The book itself, whose author has made enormous contributions over the past 15 years analyzing the...
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Protesters block a highway in Caracas, Venezuela, February 2014. (Photo: Andrés E. Azpúrua/ Creative Commons/ Flickr) Views
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:30am
Human Rights Watch Should Stick to the Facts on Venezuela
Despite the fact that the New York Times had to run a correction on February 26 for claiming that Globovisión in Venezuela was “[t]he only television station that regularly broadcast voices critical of the government,” Daniel Wilkinson of Human Rights Watch (HRW) repeats the same error in the New...
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:28am
Venezuela: When Some of the Most Important News Comes in the Form of Corrections
It says something about overall media coverage of a subject when some of the most important news appears in the form of corrections. On February 26, the New York Times corrected a false statement in a news report that had incorrectly referred to Globovision as “[t]he only television station that regularly broadcast voices critical of the government.” This was false, and it was http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/the-americas-blog/does-v
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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 2:54pm
Obama Wrong to Isolate Venezuela
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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:19pm
Venezuela: A Revolt of the Well-Off, Not a 'Terror Campaign'
Images forge reality, granting a power to television and video and even still photographs that can burrow deep into people’s consciousness without them even knowing it.
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Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:28pm
Venezuela, Journalistic Malpractice, and the 'Paper of Record'
On Saturday, March 1 the New York Times ran a graphic accompanying its article on Venezuela that showed an “implied inflation rate” of more than 300 percent.
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