Stories by Mark Weisbrot

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy. subscribe to Mark Weisbrot's feed

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: The Guardian

The U.S. backed a failed military coup in 2002. Now they're trying to topple the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: The Guardian

The Brazilian president's canceled visit over revelations of NSA spying ought to jolt the US out of its arrogant disrespect for Latin America.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera

Are Americans becoming more concerned that government 'anti-terror' programs are actually restricting civil liberties?

Posted on: Aug 6, 2013, Source: The Guardian

A "This American Life" episode on a massacre in Guatemala omits the crucial role the U.S. played.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2013, Source: The Guardian

This Latin American country has already been dragged through the mud for sheltering Julian Assange, and it is willing to stand up to the US.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2012, Source: Al Jazeera English

President Obama's crass comments about newly-elected Chavez only serve to further alienate himself from Latin America.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: CEPR

It's really no mystery, and it's happening elsewhere in Latin America.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2012, Source: Comment Is Free

With a brain trust like this, a lost decade for America looks likely – unless the citizenry can steer a different course.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2010, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

By failing to stimulate economic recovery, the Dems gave the GOP a populist card on a platter.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010, Source: Comment Is Free

Much of the argument for deficit reduction is economically illiterate, but even an expert like Ken Rogoff can be wrong on fiscal austerity

Posted on: Dec 4, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The president-elect has the opportunity to forge a new relationship with the region after Bush drove U.S.-Latin American relations into a ditch.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Can South America escape the wrath of the economic and financial storms that have their epicenter in the United States?

Posted on: Oct 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Republicans push policies that redistribute income from working and middle-class Americans to the rich. No wonder people are turning to Obama.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

A broader stimulus package is desperately needed to right a listing economic ship.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The bailout's supporters said Congress had to do something to unfreeze the credit markets. It didn't work.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Trade is not an end in itself -- the goal is to improve people's living standards.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

This legislation would give employees a fighting chance to regain some of their lost rights.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A wealthy minority in Bolivia seems determined to thwart the changes demanded by a majority of the population.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

A "green stimulus" package would give the economy a lift while simultaneously reducing energy consumption.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

For something that's not supposed to exist, the anti-war movement sure was effective in fighting a recent resolution to blockade Iran.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Senator appears clueless on a number of crucial policy areas.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If your local sporting goods store can collect and pay a sales tax on the running shoes that it sells, the big internet retailers can do the same.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Political chasm between Washington and Latin America continues to deepen, as Chavez rejects FARC's armed campaign.

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Huffington Post

Nobody can predict exactly where the bottom will be, but it's clear that we're not even close to hitting it.

Posted on: May 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to disasters of its own making, the agency is losing money and influence.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If Obama convinces white working-class voters that he cares about their economic plight, he will become the 44th President of the United States.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Big Pharma is up in arms about developing countries importing less expensive generic versions of their drugs.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The mass media has become one of the most important obstacles to social and economic progress in the 21st century.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The corporate-owned media play a large, often unnoticed role in U.S. national politics.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Bolivian officials say Washington is trying to destabilize and even topple their democratic government.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Given the magnitude of the economic pain that Americans are facing, it's imperative to demand measures that will soften the blow.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Those who follow the commercial media's coverage of Latin America can end up with less understanding than those who ignore it.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Like Nixon said, "We're all Keynesians now."

Posted on: Jan 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The "suitcase scandal" has alienated the new Argentine government and will only further sully Washington's reputation in Latin America.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2008, Source: AlterNet

This will be the second recession since 2001 that was caused by the bursting of an obviously speculative asset bubble.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Don't let the latest stock market rally fool you.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to the commercial media's portrayal of Latin American politics, words like "democracy" and "dictatorship" have no meaning.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Institutionally unwilling to consider America's responsibility for the bloodbath, the traditional media have refused to acknowledge the massive number of Iraqis killed since the invasion.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The right has created powerful and lasting myths about the state of the program's finances.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

An overvalued currency has been the source of many of our economic problems.

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