Dean Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). His most recent book is Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy. He also has a blog, Beat the Press.
Last week, a jury determined that Jammie Thomas, a single mother living in Minnesota, should pay $222,000 to the recording industry for allowing other people to download 24 songs off her computer. Are you next?