Dean Baker

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

Consumer Prices Bounce Up, But Fears of Inflation Baseless

Patents and the Pandemic: Can We Learn Anything?

A Vaccine Summit: Taking the Pandemic Seriously

The March Jobs Report and the State of the Recovery

Inside the Economic Bounce

Quick, How Much is $2 Trillion?

Open-Source Versus Patent Monopoly Financing of Drug Development

Cheap Fun Department: Job Growth Under Trump and Biden

The Debt Whiners: Fools or Liars?

Profit Shares Fall to the Lowest Level Since 2009

An 18th Reason to be Optimistic About the Economy

Are Shareholders Allies in the Fight Against Inequality?

The Environment Versus How Many Jobs?

Economy Adds 379,000 Jobs in February; Unemployment Edges Down to 6.2 Percent

Bartenders and Public Pension Fund Investment Advisers

To Prevent the Resurgence of the Pandemic, Can We Talk About Open-Source Research?

Bitcoin and Baseball Cards

The Green New Deal Threatens Republicans’ Bread and Butter (It’s not Just Competition in the Battle of Ideas)

How Will Our Children Know They Face a Crushing Debt Burden?

The Failure of the Media in Responding to the Lying Right

Unemployment Falls to 6.3 Percent, But Job Growth Remains Weak

The Price of Wheat Doesn’t Tell Us About the Strength of the Economy and Neither Does the Stock Market

Dealing with a Pandemic as If Human Lives Mattered

Quick Thoughts on the Evils of Share Buybacks

The GameStop Game and Financial Transactions Taxes