Article ArtículoEE.UU. busca deshacerse de los Gobiernos de izquierda de América Latina
Mark Weisbrot / 22 Abril 2013
Article Artículo¿Serán los escuadrones de la muerte de Honduras el legado de Obama?
The Guardian Unlimited, 30 de marzo, 2013
Mark Weisbrot / 01 Abril 2013
Article ArtículoLa muerte de Chávez, como su vida, remarca las divisiones en el mundo
Mark Weisbrot / 26 Marzo 2013
Article Artículo¿Seguirá Estados Unidos obstruyendo la justica para las víctimas de "Baby Doc" en Haití?
Dan Beeton, Alexander Main y Jake Johnston
Common Dreams, 27 de febrero, 2013
Article ArtículoEl "New Deal" del Ecuador: Nada es tan exitoso como el éxito
The Guardian Unlimited, 15 de febrero, 2013
Mark Weisbrot / 15 Febrero 2013
Article ArtículoYa es oficial: la presencia de Irán en la región es una amenaza para EE.UU, según Obama y el Congreso
Common Dreams, 5 de enero, 2013
Alexander Main / 15 Enero 2013
Article ArtículoObama da señales de cuatro años más de malas relaciones con América Latina
Al Jazeera English, 18 de diciembre, 2012
Mark Weisbrot / 18 Diciembre 2012
Article ArtículoLa histeria del abismo fiscal, manipulada por los interesados halcones del déficit
The Guardian Unlimited, 16 de noviembre, 2012
Dean Baker / 10 Diciembre 2012
Article ArtículoLa victoria de Obama, nunca muy dudada, es basada en llamado populista a los votantes indecisos
The Guardian Unlimited, 7 de noviembre, 2012
Mark Weisbrot / 07 Noviembre 2012
Article ArtículoPor qué ni siquiera Obama defenderá la Seguridad Social
The Guardian Unlimited, 24 de octubre 2012
Dean Baker / 05 Noviembre 2012
Article ArtículoLa elección de Chávez no es tan diferente a las del resto de Sudamérica
The New York Times (International Herald Tribune), 9 de octubre, 2012
Mark Weisbrot / 11 Octubre 2012
Article ArtículoA Washington no le gusta las elecciones democráticas en Venezuela, por los resultados
The Guardian Unlimited, 3 de octubre, 2012
Mark Weisbrot / 05 Octubre 2012
Article ArtículoThe Impeachable Offense That Democrats Should Stop Ignoring
Eleanor Eagan / November 01, 2019
Article ArtículoCan People Stop Saying Consumers Are Supporting the Economy?
CEPR / November 01, 2019
Article ArtículoElizabeth Warren's Excellent Opening Gambit on Medicare for All
Dean Baker / November 01, 2019
Article ArtículoManufacturing Share of Total Employment Falling to New Lows
November 1, 2019
CEPR / November 01, 2019
Jobs Byte ArtículoEconomy Creates 128,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Edges Up to 3.6 Percent
November 1, 2019 (Jobs Byte)
Dean Baker / November 01, 2019
Article ArtículoOctober Update on the State of Independent Federal Agencies
As we have previously highlighted, the federal government’s forty independent federal agencies receive too little attention relative to their importance to our collective safety and prosperity. The Revolving Door Project has worked through multiple channels to shed light on these overlooked agencies and the threats that they face. We hope public education will generate pressure to safeguard the independence of these agencies and ensure that they are staffed with advocates for the public interest rather than corporate insiders.
CEPR / November 01, 2019
Article ArtículoMark Zuckerberg is a Rich Jerk
Last week, New York Times columnist Timothy Egan had a piece headlined “Why Doesn’t Mark Zuckerberg Get It?” The piece then goes on to document how Facebook has become a medium for spreading lies and nonsense all over the world, that many ill-informed users have come to believe.
This is what Egan wants Zuckerberg to “get.” While it would be nice if Zuckerberg understood the problems created by Facebook, and took effective measures to address them, the problem with Egan’s piece is that there is no reason to expect that Zuckerberg would get this point.
Zuckerberg is not a political philosopher concerned about the public good. There is a zero evidence he is a deep thinker of any sort. He is a Harvard boy who stumbled into a good idea and had the necessary connections to get very rich from it: end of story.
It is bizarre that so many people look to the country’s billionaires to tell us how the world should be constructed or think that these people have any great insight into such matters. Being a billionaire means that you were successful at getting very rich. There is no reason to believe that billionaires have any more insight into major policy issues than anyone else.
Imagine if we turned to LeBron James, a truly great basketball player, to get advice on how best to deal with global warming. LeBron is a smart guy, but no one would expect him to have special insights into dealing with global warming, in spite of his incredible skills on the basketball court.
In the same vein, why would anyone think that Zuckerberg would know or care about how Facebook should be run in a way that protects democracy? Zuckerberg runs Facebook to make to make money (lots of it), not to promote democracy. The way to fix the problems of Facebook is not to convince Zuckerberg of its harms, the way to fix Facebook is to change the law.
CEPR / October 31, 2019
GDP Byte ArtículoDrop in Investment Pushes GDP Growth Below 2.0 Percent
October 30, 2019 (GDP Byte)
Dean Baker / October 30, 2019
Article ArtículoSenator Warren Gives the Right Answer on Taxes and Medicare for All
Dean Baker / October 28, 2019
Article ArtículoOh No! Interest on the Debt Is Half As Large as the 1990s Peak!
CEPR / October 26, 2019
Article ArtículoSenator Warren’s Answer on Taxes and Medicare for All is Exactly Right
When I first saw Senator Warren refuse to acknowledge that Medicare for All will mean higher taxes, I admired her political skills, but as an economist, I was annoyed at her evasion of an obvious truth. However, on further thought, I realize that she is exactly right and is doing a public service with her simple insistence that costs for most people will go down.
It is true that many people hate taxes and find the idea that they would ever have to pay more for taxes for anything repugnant. But that group is far from a majority of the electorate. Most people approach their tax bill as any rational person would. They want to know what they are getting for their money.
This is why Warren is giving the right answer even though it is angering reporters and political pundits. She is talking about what actually matters to most voters; what will they get for their money?
The reporters are determined to make this a “she will raise your taxes story.” This is an absurd narrowing of the issue. There is no reason that Warren should cooperate with their silly game. She is determined to talk about the substance of the issue, whether or not the reporters want to hear it.
For a larger context, consider how the budget is reported. Reporters routinely highlight the budget deficit and the accumulated debt, as though this is the most important feature of the budget. It is at least implicit in nearly all reporting that the country would be better off with a lower budget deficit.
This is also indicated in their choice of sources. An incredibly high percentage of budget stories in leading news outlets (i.e. the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio) feature comments from Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, an organization committed to lower deficits and debt.
News stories on the budget almost never present the countervailing view, which is endorsed by a growing number of economists, that the budget deficit has generally been too small in the years following the Great Recession. The result has been that growth has been slower than it otherwise would have been, causing workers to be needlessly unemployed.
CEPR / October 25, 2019
Article ArtículoLobbying Arm of Private Equity Industry Pays E&Y for Misleading Report on PE’s Economic Contributions
Eileen Appelbaum / October 23, 2019
Article ArtículoTrump’s Hidden Attention to Detail in Avoiding Accountability
With each passing day, President Trump’s criminal syndicate looks weaker. Until recently, hoping for defections on the scale we’re seeing now might have seemed like a pipe dream, but it turns out that several of Trump’s former associates do have limits on what they will tolerate (even if it is sometimes puzzling where exactly they draw the line). Unfortunately, while several of these figures have been able to provide valuable testimony, none have had the power to hold Trump accountable directly. And conveniently, Trump has incapacitated those corners of the administration, like the Federal Election Commission (FEC) — which currently lacks a quorum and therefore cannot function — that are outside of his direct influence and therefore would have the power to hold him to account in the event of partisan defections.
Eleanor Eagan / October 23, 2019
Article ArtículoModerate Democrats Back a Privacy Bill, Minus the Privacy
Max Moran / October 23, 2019