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If a Vaccine Resistant Covid Strain Develops, Will Dr. Fauci Pay Any Price?

The idea that millions of people will needlessly die because our political leaders did not want to jeopardize the profits of the pharmaceutical industry is too horrible to be aired in places like the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio.

Dean Baker ·


Patent Monopolies and Inequality: When We Give Rich People Money, Why Does Inequality Surprise Us?

Our decision to structure patent and copyright monopolies in a way that allows for a small number of people to get incredibly rich is because we have politicians who like very rich people.

Dean Baker ·


The Booming Economy and Debt and Deficit Fears

In short, it doesn't seem like the deficit hawks have much of a case.

Dean Baker ·


A Vaccine Summit: Taking the Pandemic Seriously

This would mean suspending intellectual property claims over these vaccines.

Dean Baker ·


Are Debt Whiners Fools or Just Liars?

The national debt is a meaningless number.

Dean Baker ·


Why Has the Vaccine Rollout Been So Slow? Answer: Big Pharma Patent Monopolies

In a normal flu season, close to 2 million shots are given every day, without any heroic efforts by the government. Given the urgency of getting the pandemic under control, it is hard to understand why we could not have administered shots at this pace, if not considerably faster.

Dean Baker ·


New York Times Joins Trump's Anti-China Crusade

There is evidence that the pandemic was already present in Europe before the end of 2019, at a point where no one in China had any clear idea what they were dealing with.

Dean Baker ·


Is the Distribution of Vaccines the Biggest Trump Screw-Up Yet?

We should have been prepared to start inoculating millions of people the day a vaccine was approved. This is a massive policy failure.

Dean Baker ·

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