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Mark Weisbrot

Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. and President of Just Foreign Policy. He is also the author of the new book Failed: What the 'Experts' Got Wrong about the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015).


Mark Weisbrot es codirector del Centro de Investigación en Economía y Política (Center for Economic and Policy Research - CEPR) en Washington, D.C. y presidente de Just Foreign Policy. Obtuvo su doctorado en economía de la Universidad de Michigan. Es autor del libro nuevo "Errados: en qué se equivocaron los “expertos” acerca de la economía global" (Oxford University Press, 2015), y co-autor junto a Dean Baker, del libro titulado, "La seguridad social: Una crisis falsa" (Social Security: The Phony Crisis) (University of Chicago Press, 2000). También ha escrito numerosos trabajos de investigación sobre temas de política económica.

Entries by Mark Weisbrot

Paul Krugman Misunderstands Bernie Sanders

(83) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 5:59 PM

I have to say it is puzzling to see Paul Krugman supporting Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders, at least to people who read his writings. Krugman has repeatedly expressed more actual contempt for what Sanders calls "the billionaire class" than Sanders himself has, citing research showing that rich...

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For US in Haiti, Black Votes Don't Matter

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 4:47 PM

In Rare Defeat for Washington, Haitians Force Postponement of Elections

Journalists are taught in school to avoid euphemisms. When someone dies, they write that she "died" instead of "passed away." But one euphemism that has become a fixture in U.S. news reporting is "the international community." This is generally...

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President Obama Should Change U.S. Policy and Normalize Relations with Venezuela

(6) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 12:02 PM

From March to July of last year, the United States had what Reuters reported as its "most extensive dialogue in years" with Venezuela. President Obama even met briefly with President Maduro of Venezuela at the Summit of the Americas in April. Remarkably -- given that Venezuela has never...

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Democratic Presidential Primary Gets Real

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 12:37 PM

The U.S. presidential primary race is getting interesting -- perhaps more interesting than it has been for the past 80 years or so. I'm talking about the Democratic primary, although the Republican side is usually interesting in its own special way. Beltway pundits are beginning to think that...

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El electorado de España rechazó al bipartidismo que dispuso la austeridad y el desempleo masivo

(2) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 9:24 AM

Las elecciones del pasado domingo en España, en las cuales sufrieron grandes descalabros los dos partidos que han gobernado el país durante más de tres décadas, tienen importantes consecuencias para el futuro no sólo de España sino de Europa. Representan un ejemplo más de por qué y cómo la Eurozona...

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Spain Votes "No" to Failed Economic Policies

(29) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 4:34 PM

Spanish voters reject the two-party system that presided over austerity and mass unemployment

In Spain's elections last Sunday, the two parties that have ruled the country for the past three decades took serious losses. This has important implications for the future of not only the country but also the rest...

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¿Qué le espera a Venezuela?

(3) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 1:03 PM

La oposición venezolana obtuvo una gran mayoría en la Asamblea Nacional del país por primera vez en los últimos 16 años. Muchos observadores estadounidenses consideran esto como un punto de inflexión, no sólo para Venezuela sino para toda la región, donde casi la mitad de los habitantes viven actualmente bajo...

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What Next For Venezuela?

(17) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Venezuela's opposition has won a large majority of the country's congress, or National Assembly for the first time in 16 years. Many observers in Washington see this as a tipping point not only for Venezuela, but for the region, where about half of the people are currently living under left...

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Brazil Should Stand Firm Against U.S.-Led Campaign to Undermine Venezuelan Elections

(27) Comments | Posted December 6, 2015 | 2:04 PM

Washington has been trying to get rid of the Venezuelan government for more than 13 years, going back to the failed military coup of 2002. The U.S. State Department acknowledged that Washington "provided training, institution building and other support to individuals and organizations understood to be actively involved"...

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Hillary Clinton y el misterio del asesinato de Venezuela: ¿Quién mató a Luis Manuel Díaz?

(4) Comments | Posted December 5, 2015 | 10:18 AM

El 30 de noviembre, Hillary Clinton declaró que estaba "indignada por el asesinato a sangre fría de Luis Manuel Díaz en un escenario de un mitin la semana pasada". Se refería a la muerte de un líder de la oposición en Venezuela el 25 de noviembre. Sus observaciones dejaron claro...

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Brasil debe plantarse firme contra la campaña liderada por Estados Unidos para socavar las elecciones en Venezuela

(7) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 6:03 PM

Estados Unidos ha intentado deshacerse del gobierno venezolano desde hace más de 13 años, si asumimos el fallido golpe militar del año 2002 como punto de partida. El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos reconoció que la Casa Blanca "brindó entrenamiento, desarrollo institucional y otros tipos de...

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Hillary Clinton and a Venezuelan Murder Mystery: Who Killed Luis Manuel Díaz?

(3) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 3:58 PM

On November 30, Hillary Clinton stated that she was "outraged at the cold blooded assassination of Luis Manuel Díaz on stage at a rally last week." She was referring to the killing of a local opposition leader in Venezuela on November 25. It was clear from her remarks...

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Venezuela Votes Soon -- And the U.S. Isn't Missing Its Chance to Meddle

(14) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 5:07 PM

The campaign for Venezuela's Dec. 6 National Assembly election is only three weeks long, but in the United States it started about six months ago with leaks by anonymous U.S. officials making unsubstantiated allegations that Venezuelan officials were running a "cartel." More recently, relatives of Venezuela's first lady...

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Las elecciones argentinas son un retroceso, pero no es probable que reviertan las tendencias latinoamericanas del Siglo XXI

(13) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 3:23 PM

La elección del candidato de derecha, Mauricio Macri, como presidente de Argentina, un hecho que meses atrás era inesperado, es un retroceso para Argentina y la región. En los últimos 13 años, Argentina ha logrado enormes avances económicos y sociales. Bajo el mandato de los Kirchner (primero Néstor y después...

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Argentine Election a Setback, but Not Likely to Reverse Latin America's 21st Century Trend

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2015 | 5:29 PM

The election of right-wing candidate Mauricio Macri as Argentina's president on Sunday, which just a few months ago was unexpected, is a setback for Argentina and for the region. In the last 13 years, Argentina had made enormous economic and social progress. Under the Kirchners (first Néstor and then Cristina...

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Señales de alerta en el camino al 'cambio' en Argentina

(110) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 6:10 PM

Imagine la existencia de un candidato presidencial de EE. UU. que se haya reunido con el gobierno ruso y que le haya recriminado haber sido "demasiado suave" con el presidente Obama. Un candidato que le haya dicho al ministro de relaciones exteriores de Rusia que "se necesita poner límites" a...

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Warning Signs on the Road to 'Change' in Argentina

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 11:41 AM

Imagine a U.S. presidential candidate who met with the Russian government and repeatedly accused them of being "too soft" on President Obama. A candidate who told Russia's foreign minister of the "need to set limits" on the White House's "misbehavior," and that the Russians' "silence" on the "abusive mistreatment it...

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In Venezuela's Upcoming Election, U.S. Seeks Observers it Can Influence

(6) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 11:06 AM

In Washington, it's just seen as the way the world works. Just as big fish eat little fish and lions prey on antelope, so there is no moral shame in the U.S. government trying to undermine, destabilize or get rid of democratically elected governments that it doesn't like.

So it...

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U.S. Political Intervention in Haiti Has Caused Instability and Aid Efforts Have Largely Failed

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 3:15 PM

When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 200,000 people, former President Bill Clinton said that the reconstruction would provide an opportunity to "build back better." Some $9.6 billion was pledged by the international community, including the U.S. government. But nearly six years later, although about...

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Washington busca observadores que puedan influir en las elecciones de Venezuela

(5) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 2:24 PM

En Washington lo ven simplemente como la forma en que funciona el mundo. Del mismo modo en que los peces grandes se comen a los pequeños, y los leones cazan al antílope, no existe vergüenza moral en que el gobierno de Estados Unidos busque socavar, desestabilizar, o deshacerse de aquellos...

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