Stories by Dean Baker

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. subscribe to Dean Baker's feed

Posted on: Apr 29, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

The US-EU free trade pact and the Trans-Pacific Partnership are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: Beat the Press

They're having a bad week. But not as bad as those who lost everything to misguided austerity.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: Beat the Press

Overwhelming evidence shows that there is little obvious reason to fear higher debt levels.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: Beat the Press

Most of the elite media have made it clear in both their opinion and news pages that they want to see benefits cut.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2013, Source: Beat the Press

There is no economic reason why those at the bottom should not share in the gains from economic growth.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Funny how they don't seem to want a financial transaction tax.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2012, Source: Beat the Press

Mr. Incompetent rears his ugly head in corporate deficit hawk coalition.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2012, Source: Truthout

They say we have to cut Social Security and Medicare because they say so.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source: Comment Is Free

After stock market shocks and the housing bubble, social security more vital than ever before. But the money men hate it.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2012, Source: CEPR

It's like a drinking game, without booze.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

It's that time of year when columnists try out as speechwriters for the candidates.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2012, Source: Op-Ed News

Recent trends in poverty rates should have the country furious at its leaders.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2012, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

Some economists are arguing that high tech inevitably doomed the middle class -- but they're not telling the whole story.

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mitt Romney's former partner at Bain Capital has written a book that reveals much about how the super-rich think -- and it's not pretty.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: Nation of Change

China is rapidly passing us by. But Americans - and their leaders - refuse to come to terms with what this means for our future.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2012, Source: Comment Is Free

Tucked in the small print of the payroll tax bill is a work-sharing plan that could save more than a million jobs this year.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source:

The Republicans are hoping to blame this rise in the price of gas on Obama's environmentally friendly policies. But here are two major problems with their story.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: The Guardian

The Obama Administration, working with Ben Bernanke at the Fed, deserves credit for preventing a financial meltdown. But a second Great Depression was never in the cards.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2011, Source:

SOPA would require every web site in the country to become unpaid copyright enforcement officers for Time Warner, Disney and The Washington Post, among others.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Right-wingers somehow think that seniors with incomes under $30,000 a year must sacrifice to balance the budget.