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CEPR’s new report compares rental housing policies expressed by most of the 2020 presidential candidates and outlines current funding levels of selected federal housing and homelessness programs.
See our latest work on Bolivia and the coup d'etat here. And read Mark Weisbrot's new op-ed, "The Organization of American States Has Deceived the Public, Terribly, on the Bolivian Election."
Ecuador's IMF program "is so deeply flawed that it is bound to cause more trouble," and "the IMF has already acknowledged that the shrinking of the Ecuadorian economy this year is a result of the budget-tightening in its program," Mark Weisbrot writes at The Nation.
Workers are losing their share of the benefits from economic growth. In his new paper, CEPR Senior Economist Dean Baker examines how much the typical worker lost as a result of upward redistribution.
Truthout, December 9, 2019
Truthout, December 2, 2019
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2019
OpenDemocracy, November 25, 2019
December 12, 2019, Jake Johnston
December 2019, David Rosnick
Eileen Appelbaum's Testimony for a House Committee on Financial Services Hearing Titled “America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds”
November 19, 2019, Eileen Appelbaum
November 2019, Andrea M. Beaty and Shawn Fremstad
MarketPlace Radio, December 11, 2019
US Lobbyists Prepare to Seize "Historic Opportunity" in Tory-Led Brexit to Shred Consumer Safeguards, Raise Drug Prices
The Intercept, December 09, 2019
Fair Observer, December 04, 2019
Los Angeles Times, December 02, 2019
This Doctors Group Is Owned by a Private Equity Firm and Repeatedly Sued the Poor Until We Called Them
ProPublica, November 27, 2019
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Modern Family Progressivism, Part Two: Reply to Kevin Drum
- Coalition Requests Moderators Ask About Executive Branch
- Modern Family Progressivism
- November Update on the State of Independent Federal Agencies
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).
- Is the $738 Billion Military Budget Bigger Than a Breadbox?
- Dear Beat the Press Readers
- Lessons from Charles Lane and German TV on Health Care Costs
Social, political and economic analysis of the Western Hemisphere.
- Evo Morales’s Life was in Danger, and He Almost Didn't Make it Out of Bolivia
- What is Happening in Bolivia: CEPR's Recent Work
- Congressional Briefing: What’s Next for Argentina?
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.
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.