CEPR in the Blogs: April - June 2008

CEPR in the Blogs (Archive)

April - June 2008  

Conscience of a Liberal (NYT): Immaculate Transfers, the Budget Deficit, and the Dollar
June 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Real Estate Wonk (Baltimore Sun): Retirement Wealth Hurt By Housing Market
June 29, 2008

Market Movers: Ben Stein Watch: June 29, 2008
June 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Seeking Alpha: A Tribute to the Mysterious, Maligned Convenience Yield
June 26, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Working Life: The Cupboard Is Bare For Retirees
June 25, 2008

Bright Green Blog (Christian Science Monitor): Go Green By Being Lazy
June 24, 2008

The Daily Dish (TheAtlantic.com): 8 Cents a Gallon Less for Off-Shore Drilling
June 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Impossible: Finding An Expert Who Says McCain's Energy Plan Provides Short-Term Relief
June 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Economist's View: Is a Financial Transactions Tax the Answer?
June 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Calculated Risk: Harvard: Bleak Outlook for Housing
June 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Angry Bear: McCain on NAFTA and Employment
June 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

World Changing: One Approach To Sustainability: Work Less
June 20, 2008

The Home Front (U.S. News and World Report): Homebuilding Downturn is Good News?
June 19, 2008 (Dean Baker)

L.A. Land (Los Angeles Times): Why the Home-Building Slump Is Good News
June 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Foundry (Heritage Foundation): Remember Who Gets the Checks
June 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Passing Through (The Nation): Youth Activists: Beware Social Security!
June 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Seattle Real Estate News (Seattle Post-Intelligencer): The Bubble
June 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Political Animal (Washington Monthly): Replacing Russert
June 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Eyes on Trade (Public Citizen): Tearing Down Trees in Anger
June 16, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Market Movers (Condé Nast Portfolio): Extra Credit, Monday Edition
June 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

AFL-CIO Now Blog: On Father's Day, Low Wages Hurting Single Dads
June 15, 2008

Seeking Alpha: Why Tax Credits for Health Insurance Won't Work
June 15, 2008 (Dean Baker) 

The Wonk Room (Center for American Progress): McCain to Economists: I Can't Hear You!
June 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Plank (The New Republic): Jason Furman is Not the Problem
June 12, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Conscience of a Liberal (NYT): Job Creation?
June 11, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Obama's New Economic Director Sparks Debate
June 10, 2008 (Dean Baker)

J St (The Nation): Revenge of the Neo-Liberals
June 9, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Angry Bear: Labor Shortage in Iowa
May 31, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Angry Bear: Soc Sec XV: Why Do They Care?
May 30, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Eyes On Trade: Bhagwati Channels Dean Baker on Immigration
May 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Alaska Center for Public Policy: New Research: One-Third of Alaska's Jobs Are "Bad Jobs"
May 24, 2008

Asymetrical Information: Own-To-Rent
May 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Working Life (Jonathan Tasini): If You Rely On Statistics, You Can't See How Bad It Is
May 22, 2008 

AFSCME Information Highway: Working Families and Economic Insecurity in the States: The Role of Job Quality and Work Supports
May 22, 2008 (Shawn Fremstad, Rebecca Ray, Hye Jin Rho)

Apollo Blog (Apollo Alliance): The Relevance of Unions
May 22, 2008

Capital Gains and Games: Own-to-Rent on Capitol Hill
May 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty (Bread for the World): Working Families and Economic Insecurity
May 21, 2008

Huffington Post: Family Values: American and French Style
May 21, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Working Life (Jonathan Tasini): Low Wage Workers and Unions
May 20, 2008

Workday Minnesota: Unions Significantly Boost Wages of Low-Wage Workers, New Report Shows
May 19, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Daily Health Policy Report (Kaiser Family Foundation): Medicare: Federal Government's Long-Term Liabilities Total $57.3T
May 19, 2008 (Dean Baker)

UNI Global Union: United States: Unions Make the Difference for Low Wage Workers
May 19, 2008

Gristmill (Grist): Food Sovereignty
May 18, 2008

TomDispatch.com: Mark Engler, How to Rule the World After Bush
May 18, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

The Real Estate Wonk (Baltimore Sun): Q&A with a Man Who Gave an Early Warning
May 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies): The Union Advantage: Better Wages
May 15, 2008

AFSCME Information Highway:
The Union Advantage for Low-Wage Workers
May 15 2008 (John Schmitt)

Real Time with Jeff Ostrowski (Palm Beach Post): Housing Glass Half-Full and Half-Empty
May 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)

AFL-CIO Now: Report: Union Membership Helps Low-Wage Workers Move Up the Ladder
May 15, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Oregonian Opinion: Oregonians Take Federal Stage
May 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Market Movers (Condé Nast Porfolio): Why Agricultural Subsidies Don't Mean Lower Food Prices
May 14, 2008 (Dean Baker)

AFSCME Information Highway: Comparison of Ownership vs. Rental Costs in 100 U.S. Cities Demonstrates that Rental Options Should Be a Consideration in Housing Proposals
May 12, 2008

Huffington Post: Peter Dreier: Democrats Challenge GOP on Mortgage Mess
May 12, 2008

The Foundry (The Heritage Foundation): Morning Bell: The Wall Street Bailout Enhancement Act
May 12, 2008 (Dean Baker)

News Blog (Fresno Bee):Owning vs Renting
May 8, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Real Estate (New York Observer): Stat of the Day: Negative Equity and Lots of New Rentals
May 8, 2008

How the World Works (Salon.com): David Lereah Takes a Turn as Chicken Little
May 7, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Seeking Alpha: A Few Good Crumbs of Housing News
May 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)

How the World Works (Salon.com): 500,000 New Jobs -- Are We Supposed to Be Impressed?
May 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Real Estate Wonk (Baltimore Sun): Putting a Dollar Figure to the Decline
May 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)

L.A. Land (Los Angeles Times): Disappearing Now: $6 Trillion in Housing Wealth
April 30, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post (Robert Borosage): A Little Love for Big Oil
April 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

J St. (The Nation): A Terrible Idea
April 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Market Movers (
Condé Nast Porfolio): Did the CBOT Strongarm Bob Rubin?
April 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Eschaton: Rather Important News
April 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Daily Kos: McCain Proposes Summer Giveaway to Oil Companies
April 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Economist's View: Links for 2008-04-27
April 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Real Time Economics (WSJ): Secondary Sources: Ratings Agencies, Litigation, Ideologues, Rice
April 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Peek (AlterNet): Life Expectancies Dropping, Wages Falling, Food Rationing Reported -- What the Hell is Going on?
April 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Real Time Economics (WSJ): Stimulating the Economy, the Green Way
April 23, 2008

Mound City Money (St. Louis Post-Dispatch): If You Don't Like the Stats, Stop Collecting Them
April 22, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Huffington Post: Celebrate Earth Day: Support a Stiff Gas Tax
April 22, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Media Matters: Stephanopolous Left Unchallenged McCain's Asstertion that "Every Time You Have Cut Capital Gains Taxes, Revenues Have Increased"
April 22, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Capital Gains and Games: McCain's Pro- Tax Agenda
April 22, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Huffington Post: The ABC Debate: Enough Capital Gains Tax Nonsense
April 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

ThinkProgress: McCain Embraces 'Cocktail Napkin Economics'
April 20, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Nation: Journalists Slam ABC Debate Tactics
April 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Media Matters: Gibson's Capital - Gains Assertion During Debate Disputed by Economists
April 18, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Market Movers (
Condé Nast Portfolio): A Little Financial Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing
April 17, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Secondary Sources (WSJ): Imperial Fed, Behavioral Economics, Gas Tax
April 17, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Watchdog Blog (Neiman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University): Saul Friedman: Anyone Remember Glass-Steagall?
April 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Swamp (Baltimore Sun): Whither Inflation? Who Knows?
April 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Slant (South Florida Sun-Sentinel): South Florida is Not on the List of Snowbirds
April 15, 2008

How the World Works (Salon.com): The Herbert Hoover of the Housing Bust
April 14, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Daily Kos: The Booming Venezuelan Economy, and How it Affects Monte Carmelo
April 13, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot, Luis Sandoval)

Conscience of a Liberal (NYT): Jobless Men
April 12, 2008 (Dean Baker and John Schmitt)

Notions on High and Low Finance (NYT): Fewer Men Work
April 12, 2008 (Dean Baker and John Schmitt)

Eyes on Trade (Public Citizen): Exhibit B in Non-Permanence of Neoliberalism: IMF Is Dead
April 11, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Angry Bear: Impoverished Pilots: An Inward Shift of the Demand Curve
April 11, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Comment Is Free (Guardian Unlimited): Small Voices
April 11, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Market Movers (Condé Nast Portfolio)
: Agricultural Subsidies: Still a Bad Idea
April 10, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Seattle Real Estate News (Seattle Post-Intelligencer): Don't Help Seattle Homeowners?
April 8, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Real Time Economics (WSJ): Secondary Sources: Greenspan Roundup, Builders' Breaks, Turning Point
April 8, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Real Estate Wonk (Baltimore Sun): Mortgage Association in Trouble With Its Mortgage
April 7, 2008

Jay Hancock's Blog (Baltimore Sun): Mortgage vs. Rent
April 4, 2008 

The Foundry (Heritage Foundation): Morning Bell: Don't Make It Worse
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Media and Culture (Center for American Progress): Think Again: Getting Iraq Right
April 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Workday Minnesota: 40 Years after King's Death, Unions Still Best Route to Better Life for African Americans
April 3, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Market Movers (
Condé Nast Porfolio): The H1-B Fiasco, Redux
April 1, 2008 (Dean Baker)


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