Dean Baker

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

Are Red State Governors Getting Their People Killed to Help Donald Trump’s Re-election Chances?

Beyond Fighting the Last Trade War

Robert Samuelson Hangs It up

Repeal Section 230 to Fix Facebook

Blue States are Not Wrong to Want to Restore the Deduction for State and Local Taxes

The U.S., China, and the New Cold Warriors

Economy Adds 1.4 Million Jobs in August, Unemployment Falls to 8.4 Percent

Spending on Prescription Drugs: Lies My President Told Me #3,475,652

The Comeback of Manufacturing Jobs: MAGA Land and the Real World

Seattle’s High-End Wage Tax and Taxing Stock Returns

Should We be More Worried About the Economy?

The Burden of the Debt: Lessons for Team Biden

A Note on Lost GDP During the Shutdown

The Simple Fix For Corporate Income Tax: Tax Stock Returns

Rental Inflation Appears to be Slowing, Especially in High-Priced Cities

Financing Drug Development: What the Pandemic Has Taught Us

There is No Evidence That Generous Unemployment Benefits are Making It Difficult to Find Workers

Trump’s Real Record on Unemployment in Two Graphs

We Need an Economic Survival Package Not Another Stimulus

The Plunge in Consumption of Services Leads to a Record 32.9 Percent Drop in GDP

War, Money and Democracy: the Economics of Keynes

Moderna Shows All Those Lazy Unemployed Workers How to Really Rip Off the Government

The $24 an Hour Minimum Wage

It’s Going to be a Long, Hard Recession

Propaganda on Government Action and Inequality from David Leonhardt