Mark Weisbrot

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Citizenship: United States


Weisbrot, along with Dean Baker (Dean Baker), is one of the leaders of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC (CEPR, Washington, DC). On the Rights of the commentator, he contributed to the development of such publications as the `New York Times`, the British newspaper `Guardian` and the largest newspaper in Brazil (Brazil) `Folha de S. Paulo`.

Weisbrot - President of the NGO `Just Foreign Policy`, which is engaged in the reform of US foreign policy.

As an economist Weisbrot spoke against the privatization of the social security systems of the United States, and was critical of globalization and the International Monetary Fund. He supported the efforts of the South American government in establishing the South Bank (Bank of the South), which was to become less dependent on the IMF.

Works Weisbrot, affected the countries of Latin America, including Argentina (Argentina), Bolivia (Bolivia), Brasilia (Brazil), Ecuador (Ecuador) and Venezuela (Venezuela), have attracted national and international attention. In 2008, the works of the economist quoted Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim (Celso Amorim). Universal also has received attention Weisbrot work on the economic crisis in Latvia (Latvia), established at the beginning of 2010.

Weisbrot has spoken at a congressional hearing - in 2002 - a committee of the House of Representatives; from 1999 to 2002-th - in Argentina, regarding the economic crisis; and in 2004 - in the US Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, on the state of democracy in Venezuela.

Mark Weisbrot holds a PhD (Economics) at the University of Michigan (University of Michigan). In 1999, he became one of the founders of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which initiates a `democratic discussion of the most important economic and social issues affecting the life lyudey`.

Along with Baker Weisbrot wrote the book `Social Security: The Phony Crisis`. The authors argue that much of the debate about the social security systems of the United States is based on the misconception that privatization will improve the system; Weisbrot and Baker believe that the system operates satisfactorily, and therefore does not require fixation.

Commenting on international issues, Weisbrot argues that globalization, how it understands the United States government and the American credit institutions have failed to fulfill his promise to make the rich poorer countries. He criticized the role of the IMF and took an active part in the development of the South Bank, which became a joint project of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay (Paraguay), Uruguay (Uruguay), Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela to the rule of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (Hugo Chavez). Weisbrot acted as a consultant to the Government of the abovementioned countries; in the context of the bank called him `` ingenious intellectual and `` intellectual architect.

He leads a column on economic and policy issues, which is currently available throughout the United States due to the information service `McClatchy-Tribune Information Services`. His work has been published in publications such as `Washington Post`, `Los Angeles Times`, `New York Times`, `Boston Globe`, `Nation`, as well as posted on various news websites such as AlterNet and Huffington Post . Weisbrot has participated in a number of television and radio programs, including PBS Newshour projects, Fox News, National Public Radio, CBS and CNN.

In 2009, Weisbrot, along with British-Pakistani writer Tariq Ali (Tariq Ali) wrote the screenplay for a documentary film by Oliver Stone (Oliver Stone) `To the south of the border` ( `South of the Border`), which is considering the growth of the democratic left movement throughout South America.

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