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Lula da Silva: “Brazil is Undergoing a Right-Wing Coup”

August 20, 2018

The unraveling of Brazil’s social safety net, put in place by the PT, combined with the legislative manipulations and extreme neoliberal austerity, constitutes a right-wing coup, explains Mark Weisbrot of CEPR.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Challenge Party Leadership and Congress on Militarism and Foreign Policy

July 13, 2018

The little known Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest caucus within the Democratic Party and has an important track record in calling attention to the highly interventionist and harmful foreign policy of the US, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Trade War Greatly Exaggerated

March 31, 2018

America’s trading partners, including Europe and China, will likely wait for Trump to move on to his next distraction–which could be a real war, not a trade war, says CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot

Finding a SALT Tax Deduction Workaround

February 16, 2018

Trump’s tax reform limits the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, disproportionately affecting high-tax states with progressive policies. These states can avoid the problem, though, by shifting to payroll taxes instead of income taxes. CEPR’s Dean Baker explains

The Rise and Fall of the Stock Market: What to Expect

February 8, 2018

Economist Dean Baker says that after such a sharp run-up in stock prices, “it really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that you’re going to see some downturn in the market”

Trump Dumps First Woman Fed Chair For Investment Banker

January 1, 2018

It’s a shame to see Janet Yellen, who did an “outstanding job” as chair of the Federal Reserve, get fired in favor of an investment banker who doesn’t have a background in economics, says Dean Baker, co-director at CEPR

Argentine Government Bars Major NGO Representatives from WTO Meeting

December 3, 2017

In an unprecedented move that violates World Trade Organization rules, Argentina revoked accreditations of representatives of 20 NGOs, preventing them from attending the 11th WTO Meeting in Buenos Aires next week. Deborah James of CEPR explains the significance of this decision

Democratic Party NGO Presents Far-Reaching but Problematic Jobs Program

May 26, 2017

Dean Baker of CEPR discusses problems involving the Center for American Progress’s proposal for an ambitious federal jobs guarantee program

Economy

April 13, 2017
Dean Baker of CEPR argues that a better corporate tax reform would be to have the government hold a portion of corporations’ shares and earn their dividends instead of taxing them

Health Care

April 6, 2017
Improving access to affordable prescription drugs would significantly lower costs of health care and allow the government to fund clinical drug trials and produce generics says Dean Baker of CEPR