Dean Baker

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

No, the Savings Rate Is Not Near a Record Low

The Social Security Crisis Myth 

Global Warming and the “Threat” of Cheap TVs

Social Security: Productivity Growth and the Scary Stories About Rising Retiree to Worker Ratios

The Problem With Electric Vehicles

CNN Needs to Buy Its Economic Reporters Access to the Internet

With a Modest Financial Transactions Tax, Jim Simons Would not Have Been Superrich

CNN Says Wages are Skyrocketing!

Do We Need More People?

Bans on Non-Compete Clauses Benefit Everyone: The Case of Veterinarians

In the Good Old Days, One Fourth of Income Went to Food

The Market Is Rigged to Give All the Money to the Rich: the Case of Covid Boosters

Contrary to the NYT, Mortgage Rates are Unlikely to Stay Where They Are

The March CPI, the Inflation Picture, and the Fed

March Inflation: Cause for Worry?

New York Times Lies to Readers About Student Loan Debt

Do We Need to Have a Cold War With China?

Profits Are Still Rising, Why Is the Fed Worried About Wage Growth?

Relitigating the Pandemic: School Closings and Vaccine Sharing

AI, Budget Defecits and the Aging Crisis

NYT’s Ross Douthat Rants Incoherently on Trump’s Bloodbath

The New York Times’ Answer to the Collapse of the News Industry: Free Journalism School

Economy Created 275,000 Jobs in February, Unemployment Edged Up to 3.9 Percent

Is “Greedflation” Over?

The Estate Tax Exemption is $27.2 Million for a Couple

Millions of People Who Could Benefit from Obamacare Don’t Because They Don’t Know About It, and Neither Does the New York Times

The Sham “The Economy Is Awful” Story

Biden’s Record on Income Growth

Do You Want to Subsidize Rich People’s Political Contributions?

Elon Musk’s $56 Billion Pay Package Nixed as Unfair to Shareholders

GDP Grows 3.3 Percent in Fourth Quarter as Productivity Surge Continues

Creating Judicial Chaos: Will the Supreme Court Overturn the Chevron Decision?

The Great Economy Trump Left Biden

Neo-Liberalism is Not Dead, It Never Lived

The Really Big Lie on Trade Policy

Job Growth Expands in December, Unemployment Stable at 3.7 Percent

Government-Granted Patent Monopolies are Not the Free Market

Wages and Prices: Who Is Keeping Up with What?

The National Debt, Tax Farming and Patent Monopolies

Dealing with Patent Monopolies and High Prices

Strong Job Growth Pushes Unemployment Rate Down to 3.7 Percent

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