Dean Baker

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

Is Europe’s Inflation Joe Biden’s Fault?

The Inflation Hawks on the Path to an Inflation War

The Continuing Phony Debate on Free Trade

Job Growth Under Biden and Trump

A Better World

Inside the December Jobs Report: Unemployment Falls to 3.9 Percent; Wage Growth Remains Strong

Repealing Section 230: Giving Mark Zuckerberg What He Wants?

The Good News in 2022 Will Be the Economy

Getting Ready for the Next Pandemic

Plans to Save the Local Newspaper

Lessons from the Great Resignation: Can Quitters be Winners?

On Inflation and Retail Sales

Will We See Deflation in the Next 12 Months?

Could the Omicron Variant Be Good News?

Reopening Issues Remain a Big Factor Driving Inflation In November

NYT Hypes Coal Industry Line About Job Loss Due to Climate Change Measures

Job Growth Under Biden and Trump

Inside the November Jobs Numbers

Omicron Can be Blamed on Patent Monopolies

In Fighting COVID-19, Intellectual Property, Not Antitrust, is the Real Problem

Patent Monopolies and High Prices are Not Necessary for New Drugs

The Media’s War Against Biden on Inflation

Did Big Pharma Buy Senator Sinema a Fluff Piece in the Washington Post?

“Skimpflation”: the Latest Attempt to Hype Inflation Fears

Imagine If Stopping Climate Change was More Important Than Creating More Climate Change Billionaires

The Trucker Shortage: Why Don’t We Let the Market Work?

The Media Discovers Real Wages

Getting High on Inflation

With Rising Wages and Record Job Openings, Do We Still Have to Ask If the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs?

Economy Adds 531,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Falls to 4.6 Percent

Combatting Global Warming: The Solution to China’s Demographic “Crisis”

Third Quarter GDP: More Good Than Bad

GDP Slows Sharply Due to Supply Chain Pressure

Rich Jerks in Space

The High-Paid Media Types are Unhappy Workers are Getting Higher Pay

Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve Board

Building Back Better and the September Jobs Report

A Mixed Jobs Report

High Drug Prices and the Refusal to Talk Seriously About Debt and Deficits

Was the G.I. Bill of Rights a Safety Net Bill?

Big Pharma Fights Back

Sickening, Indeed: the Horrors of Big Pharma

The US and China: A Productive Path Forward

Evil Doers: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Pandemic

Cost Disease Socialism: the Niskanen Center’s Unnecessary Fight

Saving $3.5 Trillion on Prescription Drugs to Pay for Bernie Sanders’s Big Agenda

Inflation Moderates in August

The Economic Recovery: Where Are We Now?

Cheap Fun: Job Growth Under Trump and Biden

Debt Doesn’t Go Away Just Because Senator Manchin and Others in Washington Choose Not to Think About It