CEPR in the Blogs (Archive)

January - March 2012

This Week in Poverty: Fresno to Homeless People—Get Out
Greg Kaufman (The Nation), March 30, 2012 (John Schmitt)

Annan’s Syria Deal Will Worsen; Supreme Court ‘Obamacare’ Hearings: What’s Conservative? [AM Briefing]
Think-Tanked (The Washington Post), March 30, 2012 (Dean Baker)

How Few Stimulus Skeptics There Are in Fox Holes
Grasping Reality with the Invisible Hand, March 29, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Best Data on Middle Class Decline
Daily Kos, March 29, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Dean Baker Explains Why The Bowles-Simpson Report Isn't The Report Of The Bowles-Simpson Comimission
Capital Gains and Games, March 28, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Yves Smith's Ridiculous Argument Against the JOBS Act
Forbes, March 27, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Republican Budget For Billionaires: The Impact
Campaign for America's Future, March 27, 2012 (CEPR)

The Propaganda of False Trade-Offs: Pitting the Public against Social Spending, Good Wages, and Environmental Protection
New York Times Examiner, March 27, 2012 (CEPR)

Federal Housing Regulator Absurdly Claims Helping Families Keep Their Homes ‘Would Protect The Big Banks’
Economy (ThinkProgress), March 26, 2012 (Dean Baker)

DeMarco Confirms Second Lien Issue in Principal Reductions
Firedoglake, March 26, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Why White House Burning Is Wrong, Liberal Edition
The Baseline Scenario, March 26, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Bank of America Rolls Out Pilot “Right to Rent” Program
Firedoglake, March 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Principal Writedowns of the Day, Mortgage Edition
Felix Salmon (Reuters), March 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Live at Boston Review on Inequality, Rents and Occupy; Plus Comments on Three Types of Rents
Rortybomb, March 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Meister: It's Not True, What They Say About Pensions
Bruce Blog (San Francisco Bay Guardian), March 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Give the World Bank presidency to Jeffrey Sachs
Mehdi Hasan (New Statesman), March 23, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

20 Experts Who Say Drilling Won’t Lower Gas Prices
Climate Progress (ThinkProgress), March 22, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Summers and the World Bank: Is Obama Serious?
Rational Irrationality (The New Yorker), March 22, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

Left Forum, Mark Weisbrot, Etc
Dollars & Sense, March 22, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

Ron Wyden Defends Medicare Heresy
Politics Blog (San Francisco Chronicle), March 20, 2012 (Dean Baker)

A Stupid, Costly Regulation Obama Should Kill
Political Mojo (Mother Jones), March 20, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Both Sides Pin ACA Messages to Oral Arguments - Ryan Sketches Out 'Bipartisan' Budget Plan - Dems Prepare to Capitalize - The Role Private Exchanges Could Play
Pulse (POLITICO), March 20, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Myth of the Grand Bargain
New York Times eXaminer, March 18, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Open Mike: March 17-18, 2012
The Arena (POLITICO), March 16, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Can 2012 Candidates Deliver on Gas Prices?
The Arena (POLITICO), March 15, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Leave Penguin Alone
Moneybox (Slate), March 14, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Population Slowdown
MoneyBox (Slate), March 13, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Roundup for March 12, 2012
Firedoglake, March 12, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Older Workers Seeing Biggest Job Gains
Life Inc. (MSNBC), March 11, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Labor Force Participation Has Been Declining as Long as We've Been Tracking the Data
MoneyBox (Slate), March 11, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Cuts and Consequences -- How Budget Cuts Hurt the Economy
The Huffington Post, March 09, 2012 (CEPR)

US Elections Live: Mitt Romney Endorsed by Mississippi Governor
Elections 2012 Live (The Guardian), March 09, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Will the Koch Brothers Take Cato?
The Arena (POLITICO), March 09, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Iran and Fallout From Military Action, Mitt Romney Imposing His Will On the GOP and More
ThinkTanked (The Washington Post), March 08, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Philip Pilkington: Policing the Economists from Within Their Own Minds – ISLM as a Model of Intellectual Control
Naked Capitalism, March 08, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Will Canine Story Dog Romney?
The Arena (POLITICO), March 08, 2012 (Dean Baker)

1% Got 93% of U.S. Income in 2009-2010, More Long-Term Jobless Than Reported
AFL-CIO Now Blog, March 07, 2012 (John Schmitt)

Protest Fears & the Relocation of the G8 Summit to Camp David
Firedoglake, March 07, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

What Will Rep. Dennis Kucinich's Legacy Be?
The Arena (POLITICO), March 07, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Chart: 50 Percent of Unemployed African American and Asian WorkersHave Been Out of Work for Six Months or More
ThinkProgress Economy, March 06, 2012 (John Schmitt, Janelle Jones)

The Next Head of the World Bank: Critical for Global Public Health
Croakey , March 06, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

Full Employment: A Force Against Rising Inequality and Stagnant Incomes
The Huffington Post, March 04, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Working Parents Need Protections Now
The Huffington Post, March 04, 2012 (Eileen Appelbaum)

Movement for Paid Sick Leave Spreads
The Indypendent, March 04, 2012 (CEPR)

More Sobering Views Of Housing Market
Seeking Alpha, March 02, 2012 (CEPR)

Nope, More Drilling Won’t Bring Back $2.50 Gasoline
Wonkblog (Washington Post), March 01, 2012 (Dean Baker)

A Housing Boom in 2012? Not So Fast
Wonkblog (The Washington Post), February 29, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Simple Chart That Pops Santorum’s Housing Bubble Theory
TPMDC, February 29, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Conservative Media Promote Bogus Chart On National Debt
Media Matters for America, February 29, 2012 (CEPR)

Links 2/28/12
Naked Capitalism, February 28, 2012 (Dean Baker)

A Primer on the Euro Breakup
Financial Sense, February 28, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot, Rebecca Ray)

Is Corporate Debt Worth Subsidizing?
Economix (The New York Times), February 27, 2012 (Eileen Appelbaum)

How The Right Redefines "Fairness" To Push Tax Hikes On Poor People
Media Matters for America, February 24, 2012 (CEPR)

Conservative Media Still Deny Fact That Unemployment Benefits Stimulate The Economy
Media Matters for America, February 24, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Big Medicaid Problems: The Decline of Health Insurance Coverage
The 312 (Chicago Magazine), February 23, 2012 (John Schmitt)

Don't Destroy Unemployment Insurance in the Name of 'Reform'
Economic Intelligence (U.S. News & World Report), February 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

President Signs Helpful New Work-Sharing Provisions into Law
The Progressive Pulse, February 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The WaPo MMT Post Explosion: Dean Baker Weighs In on MMT
Firedoglake, February 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Ad Watch: Obama Campaign Ad Targets Romney as a Villain in Detroit Bailout
The Daily Beast, February 23, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Study: Three Out of Four Low-Wage Workers Lack Access to Employer Coverage
Healthwatch (The Hill), February 22, 2012 (CEPR)

5 Key Facts About The Obama Administration’s Corporate Tax Overhaul
ThinkProgress Economy, February 22, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Report: Lower-Wage Workers Losing Employer-Based Insurance At Higher Rate
ThinkProgress Health, February 22, 2012 (CEPR)

With Greece's Final Austerity Deal Reached, the 'Gruesome Bleeding Process' Continues
Common Dreams, February 21, 2012 (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot)

Does Latvia Give Us Any Clues?
The Wilder View (EconoMonitor), February 21, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot, Rebecca Ray)

The Moving of the Overton Window on Fiscal Policy
Firedoglake, February 20, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Why The Right Is Wrong About Saving Detroit
Media Matters for America, February 17, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Fed Rethinks Stimulus At Exactly the Wrong Time
Policy Shop (Demos), February 16, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Event Follow-Up: Economic Mobility with Scott Winship and Shawn Fremstad
The Ladder (New America Foundation), February 13, 2012 (Shawn Fremstad)

10 Questions for Economists Who Oppose Manufacturing Subsidies
The Huffington Post, February 13, 2012 (John Schmitt)

Kudos to The New York Times
Campaign Desk (Columbia Journalism Review), February 13, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Dean Baker: Auto Manufacturing Gives Big Boost to Jobs Growth
AFL-CIO Now Blog, February 10, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Experts React to the Foreclosure Settlement
Wonkblog (The Washington Post), February 09, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Class Warfare: Fox's Eric Bolling Denies Income Inequality In This Country
Media Matters for America, February 08, 2012 (CEPR)

The Minimum Wage: Time to Start Working on the Next Increase
AFL-CIO Now Blog, February 07, 2012 (John Schmitt)

A Call for U.N. Accountability for Cholera in Post-Earthquake Haiti – Part IV: Capital Hill Considers Future of Cholera in Haiti
O'Neill Institute Blog, February 06, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

On Wilson’s Muddled Defense of the Top 1%
Working Economics (Economic Policy Institute), February 02, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Obama's Mortgage Relief Plan Is Immediately Attacked By The Right-Wing Media
Media Matters for America, February 02, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Chinese Policies—and U.S. Companies—Threaten American Auto Parts Jobs
Working (In These Times), February 02, 2012 (Ha-Joon Chang)

Paying the Help, at a Minimum
The Observation Deck (Albany Times-Union), January 31, 2012 (CEPR)

GDP: Interpreting The BEA Release, Continued
Seeking Alpha, January 30, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Pentagon Budgets and Fuzzy Math
Indy Blog (The Indypendent), January 28, 2012 (Dean Baker)

GDP Up 2.8% in Q4 2011
Firedoglake, January 27, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Big Questions About Obama’s Mass-Refinancing Plan
Wonkblog (Washington Post), January 26, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Chart: Nearly One Quarter Of American Workers Are In Low-Wage Jobs, More Than In Other Developed Nations
ThinkProgress, January 26, 2012 (CEPR)

Graph of the Day: Why Does the U.S. Have More Lower-Wage Jobs than Europe?
Blog of the Century (The Century Foundation), January 26, 2012 (John Schmitt)

The New GOP Debate Drinking Game
Open Salon, January 26, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Cost Of Storage And The Futility Of Stopping Copying
Moneybox (Slate), January 26, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Liberal Economists Agree: Obama Agenda Will Fail
Beltway Confidential (Washington Examiner), January 25, 2012 (Dean Baker)

State of the Union as Obama’s 2012 Platform? Newt Gingrich Repeatedly Insulted Reagan and More [AM Briefing]
ThinkTanked (Washington Post), January 25, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Is Newt's Moon Colony Idea Out to Lunch?
The Arena (POLITICO), January 25, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Roundup for January 24, 2012
Firedoglake, January 24, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Will Tax Returns Help Mitt Romney?
The Arena (POLITICO), January 24, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Is Obama's Populism Persuasive?
The Arena (POLITICO), January 24, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The Least Refuse Of A Squirrel
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), January 21, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Private Equity’s Job Record
The Numbers Guy (Wall Street Journal), January 20, 2012 (Eileen Appelbaum)

Policy Experts: Public Pensions Should Be Strengthened, Not Eliminated
AFSME Blog, January 20, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Is Keystone a Re-election Nightmare?
The Arena (POLITICO), January 19, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Some Unions Support SOPA, But Would Anti-Piracy Bill Hurt or Help Workers?
Working (In These Times), January 18, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Mark Weisbrot is Very Unhappy About Economists
Grasping Reality with the Invisible Hand, January 17, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

Fed Notes from 2006 Show More Economic Incompetence
Firedoglake, January 13, 2012 (Dean Baker)

A Call for U.N. Accountability for Cholera in Post-Earthquake Haiti Part II: The Challenge of U.N. Immunity
O'Neill Institute Blog, January 13, 2012 (Mark Weisbrot)

Will Bain Attacks on Romney Fall Flat?
The Arena (POLITICO), January 12, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Super Cuts!
FAIR Blog, January 12, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Haiti Earthquake: Where Has the Aid Money Gone?
Global Development (The Guardian), January 12, 2012 (CEPR)

Mitt Romney is not Gordon Gekko. Or is He?
Kevin Drum (Mother Jones), January 11, 2012 (Dean Baker)

The New WH Chief of Staff and Citigroup
Glenn Greenwald (Salon), January 10, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Administration Housing Policy Hampered By Fits and Starts, Half-Formed Ideas
Firedoglake, January 10, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Hatch to Push Pension Legislation This Year
On the Money (The Hill), January 10, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Mr. Davidson's Planet: NPR/NYT Guru Adam Davidson's Discredited Economic Principles
AlterNet, January 10, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Nation's Debt Passes Grim Milestone
The Bottom Line (MSNBC), January 09, 2012 (Eileen Appelbaum)

Employment Will Take a Decade To Recover
The Economic Populist, January 08, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Why the Unemployment Rate is Dropping
Conversations (The Washington Post), January 06, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Are New Job Numbers Key to Obama Re-election?
The Arena (POLITICO), January 06, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Work Sharing is the Solution for America's Jobs Crisis
PolicyMic, January 05, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Obama Recess Appointments Wise?
The Arena (POLITICO), January 05, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Dated Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, Paul and Santorum; Settled for Romney
Wonkblog (Washington Post), January 04, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Santorum's Anti-Family Stance on Social Security
The Huffington Post, January 04, 2012 (Dean Baker)

Is Regulation Really Impeding Employment?
MacroScope (Reuters), January 03, 2012 (Dean Baker)