Dean Baker

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

Inflation and Recession: Where Are We Now?

Elon Musk Takes Over Twitter, Can We Stop Wasting Time on Campaign Finance Reform?

GDP Shows Healthy Growth in Third Quarter, Driven by a Shrinking Trade Deficit

Why Inflation is Not the Main Issue in the Elections

Is Inflation Forcing People to Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck?

Inflation, Inflation, Inflation and Social Security

Looking for the Good News About Inflation

Can the Fed Control Inflation With Just Rate Hikes?

Retailers Slashing Prices…More Bad News for Biden!

The Good News About the Economy You are Not Hearing

Is Income Growth Really Lagging?

Government Policy, Not the Market, Spurred the Rise in Inequality

Student Loan Forgiveness and Really Big Number Syndrome

Tariffs and Government Granted Patent Monopolies Lead to Corruption

How Will the Fed’s Interest Hikes Help the Poor?

The Non-Mystery of a Smaller Labor Force

Do Workers Have to Take It on the Chin to Fight Inflation?

China is the World’s Largest Economy: Get Over It

Price Increases Persist Despite Supply Chain Progress

Republicans: Another Reason a Recession Would be Bad News

The Big Myth About Inequality: It Just Happened!

Silliness About the Jump in Labor Force Participation

Thoughts on Industrial Policy

Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan: Good Enough for Government Work?

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

Productivity Growth: What Happened to the Upturn?

Inflation: Where Are We Now?

Thomas Edsall Can’t Even Consider That the Way We Structure Markets Creates Inequality

The Media Loves the “Terrible Economy” Story

If We Tax Share Buybacks, Can We Also Tax Stock Returns?

Plunging Gas Prices Lead to Flat Inflation; Big Jump in July Real Wages

Economy Adds 528,000 Jobs as Unemployment Ticks Down to 3.5 Percent

The Semi-Conductor Bill and the Moderna Billionaires

The Fed Should Not Allow Itself to Get Bullied into Bringing on a Recession

Structuring the Economy to Give Money to the Rich Is Inflationary

Soaring Gas Prices Fuel June Inflation

Gavin Newsome Does Drugs…or at Least Insulin

Private Sector Employment Passes Pre-Pandemic Level, Wage Growth Moderates

Will Moderating Wage Growth Ease Inflation Fears?

People Are Not Spending Down Their Savings, Revisited

A Cold War with China, Global Warming, and Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Neoliberals Don’t Like Free Markets, But They Want You to Think They Do

Will CNN Put Trump Back in the White House?

How Do We Get a Wage-Price Spiral When Wage Growth Is Slowing?

Soaring Food and Energy Prices Drive Inflation Higher in May

Do We Have to Give the Rich All of Our Money? Enforcing the Estate Tax

Janet Yellen Admits She Didn’t See Later Rounds of Covid and the War in Ukraine

Strong Job Growth in May, Wage Pressure Eases

Getting Rents Down, Converting Vacant Office Space to Residential

CBO Joins Team Transitory