CEPR in the Blogs: October - December 2011

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CEPR in the Blogs (Archive)

October - December 2011

Increase in Short Sales Give Market a Little Breathing Room
The Bottom Line (MSNBC), December 29, 2011 (Dean Baker)

European Fiscal Zombies
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), December 29, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Republican Nonsense on Regulation
The Huffington Post, December 28, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Debt Is (Mostly) Money We Owe to Ourselves
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), December 28, 2011 (Dean Baker)

UN Guilty of Cholera Outbreak?
The Observation Deck (Albany Times Union), December 27, 2011 (Mark Weisbrot)

Interview with Dean Baker on Loser Liberalism, Nanny State Doctors, and Right to Work Policies...
Jim Nichols, December 26, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Survival of the Wrongest
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), December 23, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The UN's Cholera Problem
The Multilateralist (Foreign Policy), December 21, 2011 (Mark Weisbrot)

Keynesophobia
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), December 19, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Will the Media Let Ron Paul Question U.S. Foreign Policy?
The Huffington Post, December 15, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Behind The Scenes: How DC Decided To Regulate The Internet To Protect Hollywood From Innovating
Techdirt, December 15, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Will Jon Corzine Drag Down Dems?
The Arena (POLITICO), December 15, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Debunking the Labor Mobility Myth

Covering Business, December 15, 2011 (John Schmitt)

Can Ron Paul Take a Punch?

The Arena (POLITICO), December 14, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Trends and Cycles in Income Inequality: Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?
Grasping Reality with the Invisible Hand, December 14, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Some Important Truths About the Federal Deficit
The Progressive Pulse, December 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Bar Companies That Outsource Call Centers From Govt. Grants And Loans
ThinkProgress, December 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The Importance of Trade
Money Box (Slate), December 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Doc Fix Debate Missed Opportunity to Reduce Hidden Tax From Higher Reimbursement Rates
Firedoglake, December 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The Roundup for December 8, 2011
Firedoglake, December 08, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Public-Sector Workers Under Attack
Dollars & Sense, December 07, 2011 (CEPR)

Study: Funding Progressive Domestic Priorities Creates At Least 50 Percent More Jobs Than Military Spending
ThinkProgress, December 05, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Schnitts-Krieg in Europe: Germany's Plan for Euro Domination
The Reckoning (Slate), December 02, 2011 (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot)

Profligate Zombies
The Conscience of a Liberal (The New York Times), December 02, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Congress to Give Up Insider Trading?
The Arena (POLITICO), December 02, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Why Are People Dropping Out of the Labor Force?
Wonkblog (The Washington Post), December 02, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Federal Reserve Boosts Effort to Save Euro, Global Financial Markets
On the Money (The Hill), November 30, 2011 (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot)

Blame Politics For Unions' Decline, Study Says
AOL Jobs, November 30, 2011 (CEPR)

Secondary Sources: Paulson, European Crisis, Economics of Twitter
Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal), November 29, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Eurozone Crisis: Dogs and Cats Living Together! Mass Hysteria!
Working Economics, November 28, 2011 (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot)

Headline: ‘Is David Gregory a Vegetable?’
FishbowlDC, November 28, 2011 (Dean Baker, Mark Weisbrot)

The Roundup for November 28, 2011
Firedoglake, November 28, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Starbucks’ Crackpot Solution to Jobs Crisis: Donate and Wear a Wristband
Working (In These Times), November 22, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Banker Power Trumping Democratic Power: The Crisis on Two Continents
The Huffington Post, November 18, 2011 (Dean Baker)

What Is Killing the Labor Movement?
Working (In These Times), November 18, 2011 (John Schmitt, Alexandra Mitukiewicz)

Unionization Levels Based on Politics, Not Globalization
Crooks and Liars, November 18, 2011 (CEPR)

Politics Major Factor in Decreased Unionization
AFL-CIO Now Blog, November 17, 2011 (CEPR)

Politics Kill Unions, Not Globalization or Technology
Working Life, November 17, 2011 (CEPR)

Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders Not Immune from U.S. Jobs’ Crisis
AFL-CIO Now Blog, November 17, 2011 (Nicole Woo)

Housing Bubble and Wealth: The New Yorker Draws on Dean Baker
ThinkTanked (The Washington Post), November 16, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Social Security Solvency: CEPR’s Dean Baker Takes on Rep. Jason Chaffetz
ThinkTanked (The Washington Post), November 15, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The End of Loser Liberalism: An Interview with Dean Baker Part II
Naked Capitalism, November 14, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations
The Huffington Post, November 14, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Will President Obama Lose His Job?
The Arena (POLITICO), November 14, 2011 (Dean Baker)

What Percentage Lives in Poverty?
Economix (The New York Times), November 14, 2011 (Shawn Fremstad)

Occupied Media: Interview With Dean Baker
Plutocracy Files, November 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

How to Make Robin Hood Proud
In These Times, November 11, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The End of Loser Liberalism: An Interview with Dean Baker Part I
Naked Capitalism, November 10, 2011 (Dean Baker)

It’s the Economy: ‘The Patient Is Having a Heart Attack’
The 6th Floor (New York Times), November 09, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Republicans—Primarily—Make Jobless Plight Worse
Working (In These Times), November 08, 2011 (Dean Baker)

New Data Show Grim Picture of Poverty
The Bottom Line (MSNBC), November 07, 2011 (Shawn Fremstad)

It’s Time for Principal Reductions
Felix Salmon (Reuters), November 07, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Should Your Money Occupy A Credit Union? Nov. 5 is National Bank Transfer Day
LAist, November 04, 2011 (Dean Baker)

More on Calculating Poverty
Economix (The New York Times), November 04, 2011 (Shawn Fremstad)

The Super Committee's Lowest Hanging Fruit
Seeking Alpha, November 02, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Graduates Versus Oligarchs
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), November 01, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The Median Net Worth Of A Member Of Congress Is Five Times Higher Than The Median American Household
ThinkProgress, November 01, 2011 (David Rosnick)

GAO Report Rips NY Fed Bailout of AIG Counterparties
AMERICAblog, November 01, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post Does the 1%'s Dirty Work, Attacks Social Security
Daily Kos, October 31, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Wash. Post Article Repeatedly Misleads On Social Security
Media Matters for America, October 31, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Toxic Journalism
Sky Dancing, October 30, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Social Security Bait And Switch, A Continuing Series
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), October 30, 2011 (Dean Baker)

European Doom Loop
The Conscience of a Liberal (New York Times), October 30, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Boo! WaPo Dresses Up Like a Newspaper to Tell a Social Security Ghost Story
The Huffington Post, October 30, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Exposing Conservative Market Mythology
The Progressive Pulse, October 27, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Low Expectations Means Treading-Water GDP Number Will Be Reported as Good
Firedoglake, October 27, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Argentina: A Serious Challenge To The Euro And Economic Orthodoxy
Seeking Alpha, October 27, 2011 (Mark Weisbrot)

Wonkbook: Obama's Big New Mortgage Plan
Wonkblog, October 25, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Unacceptable Success
The Conscience of a Liberal (The New York Times), October 24, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The Verboten Story of Argentina’s Post-Default Economic Success
EconoMonitor, October 23, 2011 (Mark Weisbrot)

Ron Paul On Gutting Fed Gov't: Vote For My Plan and Nobody Gets Hurt!
Crooks and Liars, October 23, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Bloomberg Debate: Tim Cavanaugh Applauds Inequality
Reason, October 21, 2011 (John Schmitt)

Financial System Reform: Is A Necessary Convergence Finally Occurring?
Seeking Alpha, October 21, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Quick Clicks: Growing Chorus Wants the Fed to Do More
Working Economics (EPI), October 21, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Steyn Ignores Record-High Wealth Of Top 1 Percent To Push Tax Break For Wealthy
Media Matters for America, October 20, 2011 (CEPR)

Sen. Sanders Gathers Economists for His Planned Fed Overhaul Bill
On the Money (The Hill), October 20, 2011 (Dean Baker)

2012 Looking Tough for Unions?
The Arena (POLITICO), October 20, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Argentina's Default, Cont'd
Planet Money (NPR), October 19, 2011 (Dean Baker)

The Mod Squad: Why Are Conservatives Backing Government Help for Homeowners?
The Lookout (Yahoo! News), October 18, 2011 (Dean Baker)

After Igniting Wall St. Protests, Magazine Proposes One Clear Demand
The Lede (The New York Times), October 18, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Local Public Employee Layoffs Fuel Vicious Cycle of Economic Crisis
AFL-CIO Now Blog, October 18, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Legends Of The Rentiers
The Conscience of a Liberal (The New York Times), October 17, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Ron Paul’s Economic Plan
Wonkblog (The Washington Post), October 17, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Social Security — A Pillar of Retirement Income
The Berkeley Blog, October 17, 2011 (CEPR)

Is "Obamacare" Crumbling?
The Arena (POLITICO), October 17, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Two Mortgage Plans
Felix Salmon (Reuters), October 14, 2011 (Dean Baker)

NPR Continues To Whitewash The Extremism Out Of Certain Immigration Voices
County Fair (Media Matters for America), October 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Occupy Wall Street, Monetary Policy And The Federal Reserve
Seeking Alpha, October 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Martin Feldstein’s Plan for Borrower Indentured Servitude
Firedoglake, October 13, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Financial Taxes Can Raise Revenues, May Help Stabilize Markets
OMB Watch, October 12, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Does Schumer’s Jobs Compromise Stand a Chance?
Wonkblog (The Washington Post), October 12, 2011 (Dean Baker)

On Bias: We're All 'Deconstructionists' Now
NPR Ombudsman (NPR), October 11, 2011 (Dean Baker)

10 Questions for Tonight’s Bloomberg/Washington Post GOP Debate
Think Tanked (The Washington Post), October 11, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Live Debate Thread: The Hammerin' in Hanover
Weigel (Slate), October 11, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Creating Jobs the First Step to Ending Inequality in America
AFL-CIO Now Blog, October 11, 2011 (CEPR)

The 1 Percent
National Catholic Reporter Today, October 11, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Could This Time Have Been Different?
Wonkblog (The Washington Post), October 08, 2011 (Dean Baker)

What Lessons Did Steve Jobs Leave Politics?
The Arena (POLITICO), October 07, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Erin Burnett: Voice of the People
Glenn Greenwald (Salon), October 05, 2011 (Dean Baker)

American Enterprise Institute Authors Say Social Security and Pensions Are A Bargain
Working Economics (Economic Policy Institute), October 05, 2011 (CEPR)

Calculating the High Cost of a Layoff - to an Employer
The Huffington Post, October 05, 2011 (Dean Baker)

New Turnover Calculator
ERE, October 04, 2011 (CEPR)

Will Robots Steal White-Collar Jobs Next?
The Week (Yahoo! News), October 03, 2011 (Dean Baker)

NPR News Gives Free Pass to Anti-Aging Ideologue
The Huffington Post, October 03, 2011 (Dean Baker)

Wild Ride Not Over; All Eyes on September Jobs Report
Bottom Line (MSNBC), October 02, 2011 (Eileen Appelbaum)

Samuelson vs. The Elderly
FAIR Blog, October 01, 2011 (Dean Baker)