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: May 10, 2017, Source: The Huffington Post

It is primarily the economic policies of Europe, including France, over the past decade that have allowed the National Front to grow into a legitimate opposition party.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2016, Source: CounterPunch

Bullying may have helped Trump in his real estate career, but it is not going to move China.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2016, Source: CEPR

A grim reminder that Brazil emerged from dictatorship just 30 years ago.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The OAS has been manipulated by Washington many times over the years in the service of regime change.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2015, Source: CEPR

What are we to make of the opposition's win?

Posted on: Nov 30, 2015, Source: Oxford University Press

The eurozone crisis is a perfect example of the damage done when people in high places make basic mistakes.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2015, Source: CEPR

The president's visit to the Caribbean nation should provoke a reassessment of disastrous IMF policies.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: CEPR

Greek voters should not be intimidated into voting against the anti-austerity party.

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?