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Op-eds & Columns

Cheap Tricks With Economic Statistics: The Democratic Version

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 17, 2018

How Congress Can End the War in Yemen

Mark Weisbrot
The New York Review of Books, September 14, 2018

The Bank Bailout of 2008 Was Unnecessary

Dean Baker
The Los Angeles Times, September 14, 2018

Is Latin America Still the US’s “Backyard”?

Alexander Main
Common Dreams, September 12, 2018


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