Stories by Mark Weisbrot

Mark Weisbrot is co-director and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. 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: 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.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The western media call it "Chavez Bank" -- but what are they really afraid of?

Posted on: Oct 18, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The dirty secret is that income growth was stronger before the era of "globalization."

Posted on: Oct 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Costa Rica's citizens will soon become the first to vote on a "free trade" agreement, and the corporatocracy is pulling out all the stops to see that they vote its way.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2007, Source: The Guardian

In Latin America, a monopolized corporate media represent a much larger share of the news that people receive and are even more shamelessly manipulated for political purposes.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2007, Source: McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

As President Bush heads south for a seven-day trip to counter the populist political tide in Latin America, he'll discover that Washington's influence has collapsed and is not likely to recover.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2006, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

The re-election of Hugo Chavez is the perfect opportunity for the Bush Administration to bury the hatchet with our fourth largest oil supplier and begin a policy of engagement with Venezuela.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bolvia's Evo Morales is the sixth presidential candidate in the last seven years to win an election while campaigning against economic neoliberalism.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Bush's privatization plan for Social Security is a case where it helps to read the fine print.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Bush is using fuzzy math to claim that in 13 years Social Security will be paying out more than it takes in.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Bush's 'ownership society' means that someone is going to have to pay the taxes that rich people are no longer paying. And that someone is low-wage workers.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

This Labor Day, most U.S. workers are worse off than they were at this time last year.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Establishment types are trumpeting America's role as global police force. Too bad the U.S. just can't afford the job.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the past, the Fed has choked off growth and even triggered recessions in order to fight inflation increases. Is Alan Greenspan's conspicuous lack of concern about inflation all about election-year politics?

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