Mark Weisbrot does Venezuela's Central Bank
By Aleksander Boyd
London 27.10.05 | Vcrisis sources in Venezuela report that the country's Central Bank has sent out invitations to a conference today with Mark Weisbrot and Gerald Epstein entitled "Global Desequilibriums, Price Bubbles and Dollar Sustainability: Political Options for Central Banks". In the original "Banco Central de Venezuela invita a la conferencia de los doctores Mark Weisbrot y Gerald Epstein durante el evento DESEQUILIBRIOS GLOBALES, BURBUJAS DE PRECIOS Y SOSTENIBILIDAD DEL DOLAR: OPCIONES DE POLÍTICAS PARA LA BANCA CENTRAL que se realizará hoy, 27 de octubre, a las 3:15 pm, en el marco del 65 aniversario del Banco Central."
Is it not true that Mark Weisbrot's opinion of introducing unorthodox methods of measuring poverty, such as non-tangible feel good factors derived from purchasing with government hand outs heavily subsidized foods at MERCAL, could have, sort of, led the Chavez regime to produce the fantasticly flawed poverty reports recently published?
Would it be wild to suggest that Weisbrot's views, strikingly similar with those of Mexican Juan Carlos Boué, that CITGO represents bad business for Venezuela, have had an impact in Chavez's opinion vis-a-vis the company?
For what purpose a "biological weapons threats; bridging the scientific research and national security communities; and the role of technology in homeland security" (sic) expert (Epstein) gives a conference to a bunch of economists, financial experts and interested parties in Venezuela?
Again, what business does CEPR has got with the Chavez regime?Addendum
It seems that I got the wrong Gerald Epstein for the details reported are not those of the one that gave the conference in Venezuela's Central Bank with Weisbrot. Vcrisis reader Justin Delacour kindly sent the following message:
Hence I stand corrected and apologize for any inconvenience this error of mine may have caused.
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