Dean Baker

Dean Baker is the senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. 

The DeFazio Bill: Reducing the Financial Industry’s Tax on Retirement Savings

Pandemic-Caused Plunge in Restaurant Jobs Leads to First Job Loss Since April

What to Look for in the December Jobs Report

The NYT Joins Trump’s Anti-China Crusade

All in for $2K

Is Vaccine Distribution Trump’s Biggest Screw Up Yet?

China Has the World’s Largest Economy, Get Over It

A Quick Note on the Federal Reserve Board

Time to End Patent Monopolies

Helping the NYT Understand Its Own Reporting: China Was not the Cause of the Worldwide Spread of Coronavirus

Getting Serious About Repealing Section 230

China, Christmas and the Coronavirus

Beating Up on Finance

Why Contrary to Normal Patterns, the Workweek has Actually Gotten Longer in the Pandemic Recession

What to Look for in the November Jobs Report

Another Slow Recovery from Economic Disaster

How Many Lives Would Have Been Saved, If We Had Cooperated on a Vaccine With China?

The Krugman Boom? Don’t Count on It

Consumer Price Index: “There is Zero Basis for any Concerns About Inflation”

Lowering the Bar on Success: Megan McArdle on Drug Development

The 8.1 Million Vote Landslide

Labor Market Rebounds, But Can It Survive Rising Infection Rates?

Donald Trump and Being Deplorable

As We Wait to Figure Out Who We Elected, New York Times Feeds Us Pablum on Our Social Problems

The NYT Prints Its Usual Nonsense About Bubbles