Stories by Dean Baker

Dean Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). His most recent book is Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy. He also has a blog, Beat the Press. subscribe to Dean Baker's feed

Posted on: Jan 6, 2016, Source: Beat the Press

The right-wing war on Social Security increases.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

Ryan has long documented his budget goals.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

It's not a jobless recovery; it's a recovery with no growth.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014, Source: Huffington Post

9 million Americans are currently out of work. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

This point has to be repeated as conservatives target Social Security and Medicare.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source: CEPR

They do not have a program that offers real improvement in the average person's life.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many of the politicians who are now the biggest promulgators of Ebola hysteria fever were also the ones pushing the budget cuts over the last decade.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2014, Source: CEPR

Some powerful folks want to see interest rates rise to prevent people from getting jobs and demanding higher wages.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

As a result, the Wall Streeters who profited most from illegal acts in the bubble years got to keep their haul.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: Huffington Post

That's not what his book intended to say, but it's the unmistakable conclusion.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

Finance is under-taxed, making a global wealth tax more timely than ever.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

A stunning error-riddled tirade from presidential candidate Jon Huntsman's daughter.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

More right-wing bias from the supposedly balanced public airwaves.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Capital's paper of record despises progressive populism.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

We don't have to structure the economy to feed the rich and starve the rest.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

Reporters confuse people voluntarily leaving work verses being fired.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Google, Apple and other tech firms likely colluded to keep their workers' wages down. So much for that libertarian worldview.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013, Source: The Guardian

No one has accused city workers in Chicago or Detroit of bringing down the economy, but they could face pension cuts

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

The US-EU free trade pact and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: Beat the Press

They're having a bad week. But not as bad as those who lost everything to misguided austerity.

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