Dean Baker

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

Debts and Deficits With Coronavirus

The Washington Post’s Debt Cult

The Post-Pandemic Economy

Basic Economics for Economic Columnists: a Depression is a Process, Not an Event

The Big Hit: COVID-19 and the Economy

Getting to Medicare-for-All, Eventually

The Relative Generosity of the Economic Rescue Package: Boeing vs. Public Broadcasting

The Return of Infrastructure Week

Can Coronavirus Force Policy Types to Think Clearly About Intellectual Property?

Wanting to Cut Social Security Along With Everything Else is Still Wanting to Cut Social Security

Jobs Before COVID-19: Strong Employment Numbers, Weak Wage Growth

Do Stockholders Look Forward to a Decade of Very Low Returns?

The NYT’s Analysis of Democratic Tax Plans: a Really Big Number Orgy

What If Buttigieg Said That He Doesn’t Accept the “Fashionable” View That Climate Change is a Problem?

We Shouldn’t Have to Beg Mark Zuckerberg to Respect Democracy

The Left Becomes Center: Financial Transactions Taxes and Beyond

Technology, Patents, and Inequality

Can Manufacturing Workers Take Many More of Trump’s Trade “Victories”?

What the Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace With Productivity

The Myth of China’s Population Crisis

Did Shareholders’ Benefit by Paying Boeing’s Fired CEO $62 Million?

Another Geithner Scandal

The Crushing Burden of Japan’s Debt and Other Scare Stories for Small Children

Washington Post is Confident Fossil Fuel Industry Has Enough Political Power to Destroy the Planet

The Future of Trade Deals

What the NYT Doesn’t Understand About Russia’s Economy Under Putin

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Right to Dump Sewage on Your Lawn

Trade Deals Are About Increasing Protectionist Barriers

The Free College Battle

Coal and the Regions Left Behind

The Big Deal in Warren’s Prescription Drug Plan

NAFTA was About Redistributing Wealth Upwards

China Has Hugely Outgrown the US Under Trump

Should We Have Billionaires?

Making Andrew Yang Smarter

Impeachment is a Kitchen Table Issue

The Logic of Medical Co-Payments

A Bold Plan to Strengthen and Improve Social Security is What America Needs

The Problems with the “Swiss Model”

Warren’s Excellent Opening Gambit on Medicare-for-All

Mark Zuckerberg is a Rich Jerk

Why Warren’s Answer on Taxes and Medicare-for-All is Exactly Right

Trump Declares Victory in China Trade War

The Economics and Politics of Financial Transactions Taxes and Wealth Taxes

Those Quaint Corporate Scandals in Japan

Trump’s Trade War: a Report From the Front

The Solution to the Country’s Debt and Deficit Problem

Is There Any Lesser Authority Than Alan Greenspan?

Health Care: Premiums and Taxes

Confronting Global Warming and Austerity