Stories by Dean Baker

Dean Baker is a macroeconomist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. subscribe to Dean Baker's feed

Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: Beat the Press

A disturbing pattern for supposedly non-partisan analysts.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2016, Source: FAIR

It ran a piece asking, “Should Millennials Get Over Bernie Sanders?”

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source: CEPR

Jeff Bezos-owned Post is going full-tilt against the Vermont Democratic Socialist.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

Another attempt by DC's "very serious people" to fan fake generational warfare.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

The Federal Reserve could have saved Lehman Brothers.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2015, Source: CEPR

We pay roughly twice as much for our drugs as the average for other wealthy countries.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

The good times rolled until they crashed and burned.

Posted on: May 28, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

There's no crisis. A progressive economist explains.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: The Huffington Post

Why a financial transactions tax is good policy.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

With unemployment still holding back the economy, reducing the average hours of those with jobs can increase employment.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Can we please stop repeating these myths?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

Finance in America promotes little more than inequality and waste.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Dodging taxes and regulation isn't just disruptive, it's bad for the economy.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

On May 7 and 8, the world financial markets -- and Congress -- will be hanging on the Fed Chief's every word.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

Let's cut through conservative baloney about Texas and California.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

A bottom-up strategy could use little fish to go after big sharks.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

There is no excuse for budget reporting that flunks the basic task of informing readers.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

It's so hard to find dirt-cheap help these days!

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

The rich are your problem, not the robots.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

Just like NAFTA, the TPP is bolstered by lies and forced on the people by corporate greed.

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