Center for Economic and Policy Research

Venezuela Elections: Why Does the Corporate Media Keep Crying Fraud?

October 22, 2017

The international media was quick to report on potential fraud in Venezuela’s regional elections, in which the ruling socialist party won a majority of governorships. But there isn’t any evidence of massive fraud, says Alex Main from the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Puerto Rico Can’t Rebuild Under Debt and Austerity

October 1, 2017

Puerto Rico’s recovery hinges on reversing the neoliberal policies that crippled the island before Hurricane Maria, says economist Mark Weisbrot

Economy

August 24, 2017
Republicans continue to launch efforts to privatize and dismantle the very efficient Social Security program says economist Dean Baker

Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy

May 23, 2017

Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research says President Donald Trump’s new budget makes unprecedented cuts to already subpar levels of social assistance and “redistributes upward” to wealthy Americans.

Will Venezuela’s New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

April 1, 2014

Mark Weisbrot: New exchange rate is intended to safeguard the importation of essential and primary goods

US Drone Wars

August 7, 2013
Robert Naiman: US is on a policy collision course in Yemen as it publicly supports democracy but covertly administers drone strikes