Stories by Dean Baker

Dean Baker is a macroeconomist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. subscribe to Dean Baker's feed

Posted on: Mar 21, 2017, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

If sources give their readers huge numbers, without any context, how is the public supposed to understand the budget?

Posted on: Feb 28, 2017, Source: Beat the Press

News that's fit to print: Trump and Ryan are not political philosophers.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2016, Source: CEPR

The president has access to unlimited information. Expect him to use it to his financial benefit.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016, Source: CEPR

When Trump's the one spending, Republicans in Congress are happy to sign the check.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2016, Source: CEPR

Irony: it might take a Republican president to give us a tight enough labor market for workers to get their share of the benefits of growth.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2016, Source: CEPR

The Associated Press is misleading the American people by hyping a Social Security "crisis."

Posted on: Sep 20, 2016, Source: Truthout

Our leading economists got the recovery wrong.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2016, Source: CEPR

This new column has some problems.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: CEPR

The secret to a monopolists' success.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2016, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

If we can’t increase the demand for labor, we could go the other route and share the amount of work available more evenly.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: CEPR

It is almost impossible to tell a story that the explosion of the trade deficit did not cost manufacturing jobs.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: Beat the Press

The establishment-defending NY Times columnist spreads lies about populists who defend Main St. America.

Posted on: May 3, 2016, Source: CEPR

If Team Pfizer gains from stronger protection, the rest of the country loses.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2016, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Washington Post editorial board tells us not to fear, that the TPP is actually "a healthy agreement."

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

The NYT is relying on some interesting math for this one.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: FAIR

When asked how he would break up the big banks, Sanders said he would leave that up to the banks. That’s exactly the right answer.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: Beat the Press

A disturbing pattern for supposedly non-partisan analysts.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2016, Source: FAIR

It ran a piece asking, “Should Millennials Get Over Bernie Sanders?”

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source: CEPR

Jeff Bezos-owned Post is going full-tilt against the Vermont Democratic Socialist.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

Another attempt by DC's "very serious people" to fan fake generational warfare.