Dean Baker

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

Propaganda on Government Action and Inequality from David Leonhardt

Combating the Political Power of the Rich: Wealth Taxes and Seattle Election Vouchers

Is it Impossible to Envision a World Without Patent Monopolies?

Unemployment Benefits Should Depend on the Pandemic

On the Recession, Stimulus and Economic Recovery

Patents and the Pandemic, Again

Nonsense About China That “Everybody” Knows

The Unemployment Insurance System is Badly Broken

Government-Granted Patent Monopolies and Structural Racism

Understanding the New Unemployment Numbers

Restaurants in the Pandemic

The Sure Way to End Concerns About China’s “Theft” of a Vaccine: Make it Open

Can You Make Stagnating Incomes Go Away? The NYT Wants You To…

Corruption and the Pandemic Bailout

Falling Consumer Prices, Except for Food

The Pandemic’s Catastrophic Hit to the Labor Market

How Many People Will Patent Monopolies Kill This Pandemic?

Measuring Inflation During the Time of Coronavirus

More Thoughts on Wealth and Tax Alternatives

On the Recovery From the COVID-19 Shutdown

Saving Journalism Will Require Some New Thinking

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