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: Sep 12, 2017, Source: CEPR

Under Trump, get used to the idea of these big handouts to the financial industry.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2017, Source: Beat the Press

"Trump's policies will lead to larger deficits, fewer people with health care, more dangerous workplaces, and a dirtier environment."

Posted on: Jun 6, 2017, Source: FAIR

The paper invented a problem with disability benefits to fit their false, predetermined narrative.

Posted on: May 29, 2017, Source: CEPR

The Trump budget is not the first time the Republicans have proposed largely eliminating the federal government.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2017, Source: FAIR

It’s alternative facts day at the Boston Globe.

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.