Dean Baker

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

Coming Clean on Washing Machine Tariffs

Payments to Hospitals Aren’t Going to Hospital Buildings

Fun Fictions in Economics

Medicare for All 64-Year-Olds

Predicting the Next Recession and Other Ways to Waste Your Time

The “Independent” Fed Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

The Bizarre Story of Japan’s Ailing Economy

Putting Numbers in Context: a Winnable Battle Our Side Doesn’t Want to Fight

The Washington Post Trashes the Left: Imagine If a Billionaire Paid People to Trash the Center

The Importance of Kicking Up: Changing Market Structures So the Rich Don’t Get All the Money

The Wall Street Bailouts, Bernie and the Washington Post

The Fed and the 3.8 Percent Unemployment Rate

In Praise of Budget Deficits

Can Journalism Be Saved? A Tax Credit System for Creative Work

What’s Behind the Weak February Jobs Report

Medicare for All is Doable and Most Americans Want It

Health Care Costs and the Budget

A Collectible Corporate Income Tax

Why Do the Media Provide Cover for Austerity Cranks, Like the Folks Running the EU?

Modern Monetary Theory and Taxing the Rich

The Washington Post Wants to Cut Social Security Again

The Robots Taking the Jobs Industry

The Export-Import Bank: a Government Subsidy “Free Traders” Love

Low Unemployment: the Recipe for Higher Wages

Medicare-for-All is Not a Fantasy