Dean Baker

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

Issues With the Savings Rate: Why the Falloff May be Over-Rated

Profit Shares Defy Projections, Not Coming Down

How Does a Person’s Lived Experience Tell them the Local Economy Is Good, but the National Economy is in the Tank?

Prescription Drugs, Free Trade and the Washington Post

Social Security and Medicare: Fun with Numbers Time

Trade, Climate Change and the Press

Should We be Worried About the Deficit Now?

The Party of Working People Wants to Open the Door to Rich Shoplifters and Make Life Difficult for Hardworking People

The Big Lie About Inequality

China and Coal: If It Keeps Adding Wind and Solar, Who Will Use Coal?

Rising Unemployment or Strong Job Growth: What Is the October Story?

Economy Adds 150,000 Jobs in October, as Unemployment Edges Up to 3.9 Percent

Ady Barkan: a Great Organizer and a Great Human

The Return of the Aging Crisis: a Diversion From Inequality

How to Fight Billionaires’ Control of the Media

GDP Grew at 4.9 Percent in the Third Quarter, While Inflation Slowed Further

Drugs Are Cheap, Government-Granted Patent Monopolies Make Them Expensive

It’s Time to Lower Interest Rates

Putting Ukraine Spending in Context

Jobs Jump in September, But Wage Growth Moderates

The Big Three’s CEOs are Ripping Off Their Companies

Team Billionaire is Winning

Washington Post Columnist Charles Lane Wants Autoworkers to Lose Their Jobs

Yes, Trump’s Lies on Financial Statements Did Cost Businesses Money

Do People Really Expect Prices to Fall Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels?

Quick Thoughts on the UAW Strike

Section 230: Can We Talk About It?

Should People be Happy About the Biden Economy?

A Slightly Scary, But Overall Positive Jobs Report

In His Next Term, Trump Will be Forecasting the Weather

Can We Stop the Charade? It Was Never About “Free Trade”

Are People in China Now Substantially Richer Than People in Mexico?

When AI Assists Workers, It’s Replacing Them

Trump’s $3.6 Trillion Dollar Tax Hike

Job Loss from Going Green is Nothing Like the Loss of Manufacturing Jobs Due to Trade

Getting Beyond Copyright

Inside the Numbers of the July Jobs Report

China Doesn’t Need to Fear Deflation

The Cheapest Tax Ever: Taxing Share Buybacks

Manufacturing Jobs and Trade: a Tale of Two Graphs

Jobs Growth Slows Slightly in July, Unemployment Edges Down to 3.5 Percent

Playing Games With GDP: China’s Growth Has Not Slowed to a Crawl

Bad Things That Could End the Good Times

Why We Do This Crap: a Review of Mark Paul’s The Ends of Freedom

DeSantis Says He Would Sue the Drug Company Gilead for Trying to Keep People Alive

Government to Consider Alternatives to Patent Monopoly Financing of Drug Development

Mixed Progress in the Fight Against Inequality and for Democracy

The NYT Has Decided We Need to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Economy Added 209,000 Jobs in June, Unemployment Edged Down to 3.6 Percent

The Myth of the Free Market