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Rich Jerks in Space

The frivolous use of large amounts of resources by the very rich is a problem for the economy and society.

Dean Baker ·


The High-Paid Media Types Are Unhappy Workers Are Demanding Fair Wages

For those of us who think that all workers should be able to get decent pay, have decent working conditions, and be treated with respect on the job, the idea that large numbers of workers now feel they can quit jobs they don’t like is really great news.

Dean Baker ·


The Preventable Horrors of the Pandemic and the Short Case for Open Research

We should be looking to share technology as widely as possible, not locking it up behind patent monopolies and other protections.

Dean Baker ·


The Hourly Minimum Wage Should Be $26

Not only did the federal minimum wage not keep pace with productivity growth, it did not even keep pace with inflation.

Dean Baker ·


If a Vaccine Resistant Strain Develops in Africa, Will Dr. Fauci Lose His Job?

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 ·

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