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"There has to be a negotiated agreement of some kind," Mark Weisbrot says of the political crisis in Venezuela. But the Trump administration is "pushing towards some kid of extra-legal and probably violent regime change.” See Mark's interview with Democracy Now and read his latest, for The New Republic.
On February 17, Haitian police arrested seven security contractors a few blocks from the country’s Central Bank. They claimed to be on a government mission, and had a cache of weapons. Four days later the US “rescued” them. What happened? Read Jake Johnston’s new investigation.
In this report, economist Dean Baker explains several mechanisms to force prescription drug prices closer to free market levels.
Truthout, March 25, 2019
Jeff Hauser and Eleanor Eagan
The Hill, March 18, 2019
The New Republic, March 13, 2019
The Nation, February 28, 2019
March 2019, Jake Johnston
March 2019, Dean Baker
February 2019, Eileen Appelbaum, Arne Kalleberg, and Hye Jin Rho
February 27, 2019, Dean Baker
Associated Press, March 21, 2019
Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2019
USA Today, March 18, 2019
Democracy Now!, March 14, 2019
Bloomberg, March 13, 2019
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Mueller's End Ratchets Up Pressure on Richard Neal to Request Trump's Taxes
- RDP Requests Record of Contracts between BlackRock and Key Federal Agencies
- Good Medicine: Universal Paid Sick Leave
- Coalition Asks Pelosi: Make Ways & Means Committee Do Its Job
Beat the Press is Dean Baker's commentary on economic reporting. Dean Baker is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
- Fred Hiatt Trashes the Left: Suppose a Billionaire Paid People to Trash the Center
- Washington Post Highlights Harm that Climate Change and Over-Valued Dollar Have Done to Midwest Farmers
- The Importance of Kicking Up: Changing Market Structures So the Rich Don’t Get All the Money
Social, political and economic analysis of the Western Hemisphere.
- Tracing the Threads in Venezuela: “Playing a Game of Chicken”
- Tracing the Threads in Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid
- What’s the Deal with Sanctions in Venezuela, and Why’s It So Hard for Media to Understand?
Relief and Reconstruction Watch is a blog that tracks multinational aid efforts in Haiti with an eye towards ensuring they are oriented towards the needs of the Haitian people.
- Our Boss Will Call Your Boss
- Haiti by the Numbers
- Petrocaribe Protests: What You Need to Know Before October 17
Mark Weisbrot’s blog on economic and political trends in a multi-polar world.
- Venezuela Needs Honest Mediation, Not OAS Intervention
- A Prime Minister Appeals to His Colleagues in the OAS; It’s “Off-Message” for the Media
- Curb Your Enthusiasm: Macron is Just the Beginning of a New Fight for France and Europe
- Venezuela and Selective Targeting
CEPR's analysis of government economic data releases (CPI, Jobs, GDP, etc.).
Graphic representations of data by CEPR researchers on important economic issues.
Compare home ownership vs. rental costs and convert federal budget numbers into per capita or percentage totals.