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A new CEPR analysis shows a modest payroll deduction will provide workers with paid family and medical leave for up to 12 weeks for far less than the cost of auto insurance.
"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, April 15, 2019
Truthout, April 8, 2019
NACLA Report on the Americas, Volume 51, Issue 1, March 29, 2019
The New Republic, March 13, 2019
April 2019, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt
March 2019, Jake Johnston
March 2019, Dean Baker
February 2019, Eileen Appelbaum, Arne Kalleberg, and Hye Jin Rho
The Real News, April 10, 2019
MarketPlace Radio, April 10, 2019
Modern Healthcare, April 06, 2019
MarketWatch, April 04, 2019
Five American Mercenaries Were Arrested in Haiti. Were They There to Help the President Hide Venezuelan Oil Money?
National Post, April 01, 2019
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Can Writers Guild Members Rewrite Private Equity’s Greedy Script?
- Paid Family and Medical Leave Is a Bargain Even Low-Wage Workers Can Afford
- Labor Market Policy Research Reports, March 2019
- The Overlooked Executive Branch Scandal of the Trump Era -- Independent 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).
- Fun Fictions in Economics
- Federal Government Will Spend 0.0008 Percent of Budget on Tent Cities for Migrants
- Medicare for All 64-Year-Olds
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.).
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Compare home ownership vs. rental costs and convert federal budget numbers into per capita or percentage totals.