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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Dean Baker is the co-founder and the senior economist of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is the author of several books, including "Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better bargain for Working People,"  "The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive,"  "The United States Since 1980," "Social Security: The Phony Crisis" (with Mark Weisbrot), and "The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer." He also has a blog, "Beat the Press," where he discusses the media's coverage of economic issues.

Articles by this author

 

It's Lower-Income Families Who Will Be Hit Hardest by Fed Rate Hikes

Let's not pretend we don't understand who will be punished here.

Dean Baker ·


If the Government Pays for the Research, It Doesn't Have to Grant Patent Monopolies

It really shouldn't sound too radical to say that companies only get paid once for their work.

Dean Baker ·


As Inflation Eases, It's Time for Fed to Pause on Rate Hikes

Amid so much uncertainty, the Federal Reserve should pause interest-rate hikes until a more reliable assessment of macroeconomic conditions is possible.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


An Urgent Message for the Fed: Don't Get Bullied Into Sparking a Recession

The Fed should not pursue a policy that needlessly throws millions of people out of work.

Dean Baker ·


Structuring the Economy to Give Money to the Rich Is Inflationary

We transfer tens of billions of dollars upward to CEOs and other top corporate executives through the corrupt corporate governance structure that we have instituted.

Dean Baker ·


Workers Should Not Be Sacrificed in a Misguided Effort to Tame Inflation

Today’s inflation is driven largely by supply-side constraints, which call for supply-side solutions.

Joseph Stiglitz ·


Corruption in Drug Patents: Take Away the Money

When patents can be worth enormous sums of money, companies will find ways to abuse the system.

Dean Baker ·


Successfully Fighting Inflation Starts at the Top

The Fed's high interest rate approach to stemming inflation is about reducing the bargaining power of workers, and especially workers at the lower end of the wage ladder.

Dean Baker ·

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