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Trump has threatened tariffs on Mexico in response to an immigration crisis that doesn't exist, Mark Weisbrot writes.The tariffs won’t have much overall impact on the US economy, but they could hurt Mexico, Weisbrot warned in recent interviews with Al Jazeera and KPFA.
A new analysis shows that Social Security only needs minor tweaks to continue paying 100 percent of scheduled benefits and can even be expanded.
CEPR’s new paper finds economic sanctions have caused tens of thousands of deaths and are rapidly worsening the humanitarian crisis.
Truthout, June 17, 2019
Truthout, June 10, 2019
The New Republic, June 5, 2019
Puerto Rico’s Botched Disaster Relief, Unsustainable Debt, and Economic Failure Linked to its Colonial Status
Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2019
Tribune Content Agency News Service, May 29, 2019
Comment by Eileen Appelbaum to U.S. Department of Labor on Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
June 17, 2019, Eileen Appelbaum
June 2019, CEPR
June 2019, Dean Baker, Josh Bivens, and Jessica Schieder
May 28, 2019, Dean Baker
American Prospect Online, June 19, 2019
The Guardian, June 18, 2019
Salon, June 17, 2019
The American Prospect, June 13, 2019
NBC News, June 13, 2019
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Could a Progressive President Expand Medicaid and Medicare by Increasing the Poverty Line?
- What Dads Really Want for Fathers' Day: Medicare for All
- Oversight Targets Abound in Betsy Devos' Education Department
- Labor Market Policy Research Reports, May 2019
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 Merck Really Too Shy to Raise Drug Prices?
- The Issue Is not "Taming" Capitalism, the Issue is not Rigging Capitalism to Give all the Money to the Rich
- The Old Japan Disaster Horror Story
Social, political and economic analysis of the Western Hemisphere.
- Economists Use “Fuzzy Graphs” to Challenge Data on the Human Cost of Trump Sanctions on Venezuela
- Tracing the Threads in Venezuela: “Playing a Game of Chicken”
- Tracing the Threads in Venezuela: Humanitarian Aid
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.