Dean Baker

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

The NYT’s Irresponsible Reporting on Bank Crises

How Can Inflation be Out of Control with 3.6 Percent Wage Growth?

The Answer to the Silicon Valley Bank Bailout: Federal Reserve Banking

Strong Job Growth in February, but Hours Drop, and Wage Growth Slows

SVB Was Donald Trump’s Bailout

In Defense of Taxing Stock Buybacks

NPR and the Bad Economy

Savings, Taxes and Share Buybacks

Is Inflation Out of Control Again?

Does Being Balanced at the New York Times Mean Giving the Right Space to Lie?

An Aging Population Poses Issues, Just Like the Baby Boom Did

The Future of Vehicle Prices

Why Would Anyone Think Republicans are Interested in Lower Budget Deficits

Moderna’s $130 Vaccine and the Path to Cheap Drugs

Aging Populations and Great Power Politics: the Problem is for the Elites, Not the Masses

Ending the Cesspool in Pharmaceuticals by Taking Away Patent Monopolies

The Fed’s 2.0 Percent Inflation Target

Vaccine Nationalism: China’s and Ours

Job Growth: Is the Household or Establishment Survey Right?

Job and Hour Growth Soar in January, Unemployment Hits New Half-Century Low

What to Expect in the January Jobs Report

What to Look for in the Fourth Quarter 2022 GDP Report

Debt, Deficits, Secular Stagnation and the Which Way Is Up Problem in Economics

Krugman, China’s Demographic Crisis, and the Which Way Is Up Problem in Economics

Why Debate Markets vs. Government When We Let the Right Rig the Market?

A Fun Way to Deal With the Debt Ceiling

Think Big Tech’s Thousands of Layoffs Indicate a Coming Recession? Think Again

Whipped Inflation, Now

The Good and Better News About the Economy

Contrary to the NYT, the Problem in An Aging Society is Income Distribution

Unemployment Falls Back to Half-Century Low, But Wage Growth Slows

NYT: When the Data Doesn’t Fit the Narrative, Ignore it

Big Victory on Retirement Income in Omnibus Spending Bill

A Note on Minimum Age for Mandatory Retirement Fund Distributions

Industrial Policy is Not a Remedy for Income Inequality

We Don’t Need Government-Granted Patent Monopolies to Finance Drug Development

A Quick Note on That Record Low Savings Rate

The November Jobs Report Wasn’t as Strong as Advertised

Economy Adds 263,000 Jobs in November, Unemployment Steady at 3.7 Percent

OMG, a Right-Wing Jerk Can Buy Twitter! Media Concentration Matters

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Truly Effective Philanthropy: Teaching

The Pandemic Treaty, Crypto and the Press

Crypto Meltdown is a Great Time to Eliminate Waste in Bloated Financial Sector

Dodging the Health Care Cost Horror Story of the Austerity Gang

The Case for the Trumpers’ Angst

How the Inflation Reduction Act May Transform the Corporate Income Tax

What’s the Problem with 3.9 Percent Annual Wage Growth?

Washington Post Claims Voters Want Cuts in Social Security and Medicare

Job Growth Remains Strong as Wage Growth Settles Within Inflation Target

How the Elites are Really Screwing the Masses