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Recent Op-Eds and Columns

Ebola Hysteria Fever: A Real Epidemic

Dean Baker
October 20, 2014, TruthOut

World's Richest Man Tries to Defend Wealth Inequality

Dean Baker
October 16, 2014, Al Jazeera America

The Damage from a High US Trade Deficit

Dean Baker
October 13, 2014, Al Jazerra America

The Deficit Is Down and the Deficit Hawks Are Furious

Dean Baker
October 13, 2014, TruthOut

Capital in the Twenty-First Century: Are We Doomed Without a Wealth Tax?

Dean Baker
October 7, 2014, Real-World Economics Review

Democrats Run Away from Success of Obamacare

Dean Baker
September 22, 2014

The Good News and Bad News About 5.9 Percent Unemployment

Dean Baker
October 6, 2014, Truthout

California Pension Fund Gives the Boot to Hedge Funds

Dean Baker
September 30, 2014, Al Jazeera America

Eric Holder: The Reason Robert Rubin Isn't Behind Bars

Dean Baker
September 30, 2014, Truthout

The Tax Hike that Almost Nobody Noticed

Dean Baker
September 30, 2014, Fortune

Job Gains From TTIP Would be Minimal

Dean Baker
The Broker, September 22, 2014

The Mysteries of Inequality are Only Mysterious to Elites

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 22, 2014

The Myth that Sold the Financial Bailout

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, September 15, 2014

Obamacare and Family Values: Parents Get to Stay Home With Children

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 15, 2014

The Inflation Fighters Want to Increase the Debt Burden on Our Children

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 8, 2014

Labor Day Victories to Celebrate

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 1, 2014

Public Should Speak Up Before Fed Clamps Down On Jobs

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, September 2, 2014

Truth Has No Place in the Attack of Inflation Hawks

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 25, 2014

What Does The Fed Have To Do With Social Security? Plenty

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, August 19, 2014

GOP Just Trying to Derail Affordable Health Care

Dean Baker
Las Vegas Sun, August 17, 2014

Robert Rubin and Martin Feldstein Discover Bubbles

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 18, 2014

The Entitlement of the Very Rich

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 11, 2014

How the Incipient Inflation Freak-out Could Wreck the Recovery

Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein
The Washington Post, August 7, 2014

Inflation Hawks: The Job Killers at the Fed

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 4, 2014

Expensive Drugs and Medicaid: Who’s Afraid of Trade?

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, August, 4, 2014

Did Janet Yellen Slay the Tech Bubble Dragon?

Dean Baker
Fortune, July 29, 2014

Finance in America: Promoting Inequality and Waste

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 28, 2014

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, Yet Again: Review of Dead Men Ruling

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, July 22, 2014

Cheap Talk at the Fed

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 21, 2014

The Courts Go Medieval on Argentina

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, July 22, 2014

Fun Accounting and the Export-Import Bank

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 14, 2014

GDP and the Public Sector

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 13, 2014

Three Paths to Full Employment

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, July 8, 2014

The Good News About Obamacare in the June Jobs Report

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 7, 2014

Full Employment and the Path to Shared Prosperity

Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein
Dissent, Summer 2014

Will India be the Uber of the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 30 2014

A Cure for Bloated CEO Pay

Dean Baker
Fortune, June 24, 2014

The Sharing Economy and the Mystery of the Mystery of Inequality

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 23, 2014

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Charities That Make the Rich Richer

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, June 16, 2014

Doing for the Poor and Doing to the Poor

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, June 16, 2014
Truthout, June 16, 2014

Tall tales about Texas

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, June 13, 2014

The Full Employment Route to Poverty Reduction

Dean Baker
Talk Poverty, June 13, 2014

Fighting Climate Change with Taxpayer Dollars isn't a Fight against Freedom – it's a Fight against the End of the Planet

Dean Baker
The Guardian, June 9, 2014

Why Do Coal Mining Jobs Matter So Much More Than Jobs Lost to Trade?

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 9, 2014

Coke and the Market for CEOs: It’s Not the Real Thing

Dean Baker
Al Jareera America, June 3, 2014

The Veterans Affairs Scandal and Plans for Downsizing the Social Security Administration

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 2, 2014

Don't Buy the 'Sharing Economy' Hype: Airbnb and Uber are Facilitating Rip-offs

Dean Baker
The Guardian, May 27, 2014

Did Geithner Save America from a Second Great Depression?

Dean Baker
CNN Money, May 27, 2014

The Wall Street Pension Scam

Dean Baker
Truthout, May 26, 2014

Stress Test: The Indictment of Timothy Geithner

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, May 24, 2014

Better No Bailout, Than the One We Got

Dean Baker
The New York Times, May 20, 2014

Reinhart and Rogoff: One Year Later

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, May 5, 2014

New York Times Turns Paul Krugman Into His Opposite

Dean Baker
Truthout, May 5, 2014

What Problem Is Privatizing Fannie and Freddie Meant to Solve?

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 28, 2014

Japan Shows Keynes Is Right and Austerity Is Wrong

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh, April 28, 2014

Bond Bubbles? Silly Season at the Fed

Dean Baker
CNN Money, April 25, 2014

Economic Policy in a Post-Piketty World

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 21, 2014

Time to Rein in Grossly Overpaid CEOs

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera, April 21, 2014

The Hedge Fund Managers Tax Break: Because Wall Streeters Want Your Money

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 14, 2014

Ending Tax Breaks for Super-rich Can Make Tax Day Fun for Rest of Us

Dean Baker
Burlington Hawkeye, April 12, 2014
Duluth News-Tribune
, April 11, 2014
Truthout, April 11, 2014
Burlington Hawkeye
, April 11, 2014
Athens Banner Herald
, April 11, 2014
Wapakopneta Daily News
, April 11, 2014
Grand Forks Herald
, April 11, 2014
New Bedford Standard-Times
, April 11, 2014
Palm Springs Desert Sun,
Aprill 11, 2014 
Olean Times-
Herald, Aprill 11, 2014
USA Today, April 10,2014
Bradenton Herald
(FL), April 10, 2014
Feasno Bee, April 10, 2014
Island Packet / Hilton Head (SC), April 10, 2014
Beauford Gazette (SC), April 10, 2014
Bellingham Herald (WA), April 10, 2014
Ancorage DAILY News (AK), April 10, 2014
Modesto Bee, April 10, 2014
Mereced Sun-star (CA), April, 10 2014
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), April 10, 2014
McClatchy DC.COM, April 10, 2014

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 7, 2014

Achieving Full Employment Requires Job Growth in Manufacturing and a Reduction in the Trade Deficit

Susan Houseman and Dean Baker
Roll Call, April 2, 2014

The Tax Code in Action: Charity Starts at the Top

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 31, 2014

Obamacare Secret: If You Quit Your Job, You Have a Plan – and Keep Wages Up

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 31, 2014

Europe Doesn't Need America's Fracked Natural Gas

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, March 24, 2014

An Aging Population Won't Make America Poor

Dean Baker
CNN Money, March 18, 2014

The Progressive Caucus’ Secret Budget

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 17, 2014

Money in Hyping the Generational War Story

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 17, 2014

New York Times Budget Reporting Looks Like RT on Ukraine

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 10, 2014

Would you Delay Buying a Shirt for Months to Save 8 Cents? Me Neither

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 10, 2014

The High-unemployment Budget

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, March 10, 2014

Capital in the 21 Century: Still Mired in the 19th (see correction)

Dean Baker
Huffington Post (The Blog), March 9, 2014

How Finance Gutted Manufacturing

Dean Baker
Boston Review, March 6, 2014

President Obama, the Do-Gooder

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 3, 2014

Is Obamacare Bad News for the “It’s Hard to Find Good Help” Crowd?

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 24, 2014

Those Wall Street Parties Would Be More Fun With a Small Tax

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, February 24, 2014

Why the Stimulus Just Couldn't Do it

Dean Baker
CNN, February 20, 2014

True Free Market Proponents Should Support Private-Public Competition

Dean Baker
The Guardian, February 18, 2014

Corporate Cronyism: The Secret to Overpaid CEOs

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 17, 2014

North Carolina Proves Cutting Unemployment Insurance Pushes People Out of the Labor Force

By John Quinterno and Dean Baker
News Observer, February 13, 2014

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: It’s Not About Trade

Dean Baker
Atlantic-Community, February 12, 2014

Privatizing Fannie and Freddie and the Return of Subprime

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, February 10, 2014

Weak Job Growth, but Declining Unemployment Give Mixed Picture in January

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 7, 2014

On Generational Equity, Healthcare, and Keynesian Economics

Dean Baker
American Prospect, February 6, 2014

The Attack of the Robots: Economists' Silly Fantasies

Dean Baker
The Blog, Huffington Post, February 3, 2014

The False Libertarianism of the Silicon Valley Billionaires

Dean Baker
The Guardian, January 3, 2014

The Checkered Past of Ben Bernanke

Dean Baker
PBS, January 31, 2014

President Obama’s Inequality Story

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 27, 2014

Time to Retire Fears over Aging Populations

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, January 27, 2014

Fiscal Policy, the Long-Term Budget, and Inequality

Dean Baker
American Prospect, January 27, 2014

France's Hollande is Completely out of Touch with Modern Economics

Dean Baker
The Guardian, January 20, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Warnings From NAFTA

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 20, 2014

Medical Travel: If Bill Gates Wanted to Do Something Good for the World

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 13, 2014

Larry Summers Joins the Reality-based Economics Community

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2014

What Can Mayor de Blasio Do?

Dean Baker
The Guardian, January 6, 2014

Obamacare and Those Invincible Youngsters

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 6, 2014

The Big Bang Theory: Is the U.S. Economy Really About to go Boom?

Dean Baker
Politico Magazine, January 2, 2014


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