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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Dean Baker is the co-director 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

 

Why We Must Break Up the Banks

Paul Krugman says it isn't necessary – but breaking up financial giants would at least give us hope that things can change

Dean Baker ·


Obama Mortgage Plan Brings No Relief

The Obama administration's latest proposal to help 'underwater' homeowners shows how little has been learned from the crisis

Dean Baker ·


Blame It on the Bubble

The financial crisis is just a sideshow – the real reason for the economic downturn is the rise and demise of the housing bubble

Dean Baker ·


Nice Work If You Can Share It

If Congress is serious about addressing unemployment, it will act on bills that aim to strengthen work-sharing programmes

Dean Baker ·


We Need a Scheme for Full Employment

The Federal Reserve is required by law to pursue price stability and full employment – but it seems to be ignoring this mandate

Dean Baker ·


Obama and the 'Savvy' Bankers

In an interview, the US president described the Goldman Sachs CEO as 'savvy'. So how did he and his crew use their wisdom?

Dean Baker ·


Walking Away From Negative Equity

For millions of Americans with 'underwater' mortgages, sending the keys back to the bank could be the cheapest option

Dean Baker ·


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