Dean Baker

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

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

Why the RFK Jr., Rogan, Musk Outrage Machine Doesn’t Bother Big Pharma

NYT Headlines Article “Public Tired of ‘Neo-Liberal’ Policies Designed to Make Rich Richer”

Will Biden’s Industrial Policy Create a Lot More Moderna Billionaires?

Biden’s “Restrictions” on Oil Drilling Have Pushed Prices Up to Where They Were in the … Bush Administration

AI, Job Loss and Productivity Growth

Owning Up to Mistakes and Pandemic Deaths

Winners and Losers in the Post-Pandemic Period

Have We Whipped Inflation Now?

Mixed Signals in the May Jobs Reports

Homeownership Rate for Moderate-Income Households Hits Highest Level on Record

We Can Do Better With a Thousand Years: On Power and Progress

Should Jamie Dimon Get a Government Salary?

The Debt Burden and the Burden of Copyright and Patent Monopolies

Import Prices are Falling

Will Biden Pull It Out in the 14th?

David Brooks and the “Which Way is Up” Problem in Economics

Biden and the Greatest Economy Ever

Economy Adds 253,000 Jobs, Black Unemployment Hits New Record Low of 4.7 Percent

Google AI Expert Warns of Massive Uptick in Productivity Growth: No Problems with Social Security

Final Demand Remains Strong, But Inventories Drag Down First Quarter GDP Growth

David Brooks’ Celebration of American Capitalism

China is Bigger. Get Over It

Kevin McCarthy’s Big Lie About Wages

Imagine a World Where CEOs Get Paid $3 Million a Year

On AI and Intellectual Property Rights

Can Jerome Powell Pivot on Interest Rates, Again?

Signs the Fed’s Rate Hikes are Weakening the Labor Market

Have Workers Got Back Their Share of Income?

Washington Post Piece on SVB Failure Indicates Lack of Internet

The Social Security Scare Story Industry

Making the Rich Richer: the Silicon Valley Bank Bailout

Craziness on Copyright

NYT Trashes Trumpers for Leaving Us Less Prepared for Next Pandemic But Not Drug Companies

Regulation is Not a Mantra