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Private Equity is Coming for Your Nest Egg

Eileen Appelbaum
November 14, 2014, The Hill

Fed Data Show Bleak Picture for Those Nearing Retirement

Dean Baker
November 10, 2014, Fortune

California Pension Fund Gives the Boot to Hedge Funds

Dean Baker
September 30, 2014, Al Jazeera America

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

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, August 19, 2014

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

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, July 22, 2014

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

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 2, 2014

The Attack of the Robots: Economists' Silly Fantasies

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

Budget Deal Could Have Been Worse, But Fiscal Policy Still on the Wrong Track

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian, December 18, 2013

The End of the Assault on Social Security and Medicare

Dean Baker
Truth Out, December 16, 2013

Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 4, 2013

Obamacare: The Big Job Creator

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 21, 2013

With Debt Ceiling Lifted, Will America Move to Non-Fiction on Economic Issues?

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian Unlimited, October 18, 2013

The Tea Party and the New York Times Shut Down the Government

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 14, 2013
The Huffington Post, October 14, 2013

Are Our Parents Stealing from Our Kids? No, They're Not

Dean Baker
The Business Desk (PBS NewsHour), October 2, 2013

The Media’s Broken Record on the Need to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Dean Baker
Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

Pinching Pensions to Keep Wall Street Fat and Happy

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 26, 2013
The Huffington Post, August 26, 2013

Celebrate the Defeat of the Granny Bashers!

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 17, 2013

Time to Retire Greenspan and Trichet’s Pensions

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 3, 2013
En Español

Cutting Social Security and Not Taxing Wall Street

Dean Baker
Truthout, May 15, 2013

Will Social Security Be Unchained? Attacking the Serious People

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, April 15, 2013

Obama Accepts the Agenda of Misguided Washington Elites

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), April 11, 2013

The Attack on Social Security and Disability: Profiting From Mistakes

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), April 4, 2013

Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security: Media Don’t Notice

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 25, 2013

Worms, Pond Scum and Economists

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 18, 2013

Economists and Future Living Standards

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, March 18, 2013

The Kids Will Be Rich, Unless Peter Peterson’s Kids Take Their Money

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, March 5, 2013

The Story of Population Growth: Servants and Their Bosses

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 26, 2013

Macho Men, Social Security, and the Chained CPI

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 25, 2013

Fix the Debt's Fuzzy Math

Dean Baker
The Nation, February 20, 2013

We Need Job Creation, Not Talk of Debt-to-GDP Ratios

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), February 20, 2013

Fix the Debt and a Wall Street Sales Tax

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, February 12, 2013

The 3 Percent Cut to Social Security, aka the Chained CPI

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 14, 2013

On Budget Cuts, the Political Gap Is Informational, Not Ideological

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), January 9, 2013

Who Said That Treasury Secretaries Have to Come From Wall Street? How About Paul Krugman?

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian Unlimited, January 5, 2013

Leave Social Security Alone; It’s Irrelevant to the Deficit

Dean Baker
Room for Debate (The New York Times), January 2, 2013

Look Beyond the Fiscal Cliff

Dean Baker
CNN, January 2, 2013

The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Who Got Thrown Off?

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 1, 2013

Why are We Debating Cuts to Social Security?

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, December 26, 2012

Supplemental Security—Let's Build on This Vital Support for Disabled Kids

Shawn Fremstad and Rebecca Vallas
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, December 19, 2012

The Bowles and Simpson Traveling Circus

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), December 12, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff and Baby Killing Doctors

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 3, 2012

The Serious People Are on the War Path

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 3, 2012

The Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Hair Club for Men

Dean Baker
Salon, November 1, 2012

Is President Obama Opting to Lose the Election?

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), October 26, 2012

Americans Would Be Worse Off If Obama Were Defeated

Mark Weisbrot
Sacramento Bee (CA), October 25, 2012
McClatchy Tribune Information Services, October 25, 2012
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), October 25, 2012
Bellingham Herald (WA), October 25, 2012
Bradenton Herald (FL), October 25, 2012
Anchorage Daily News (AK), October 25, 2012
Providence Journal (RI), October 25, 2012
Idaho Statesmen (ID), October 25, 2012
Newsday (NY), October 26, 2012
Dallas Morning News (TX), October 26, 2012
Charlotte Observer (NC), October 26, 2012
Merced Sun-Star (CA), October 27, 2012
New Bedford Standard-Times (MA), October 27, 2012
Wapakoneta Daily News (OH), October 27, 2012
The Gulf Today (Bahrain, UAE), October 27, 2012
Willimantic Chronicle (CT), October 28, 2012
Lawton Constitution (OK), October 28, 2012
Kokomo Tribune (IN), October 28, 2012
Gainesville Times (GA), October 28, 2012
Lima Daily News (OH), October 28, 2012
West Bend Daily News (WI), October 29, 2012
Waukesha Freeman (WI), October 29, 2012
Keene Sentinel (NH), October 29, 2012
Arizona Daily Star (AZ), October 29, 2012

The Economics of Social Security in the Presidential Race

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 24, 2012
En Español

Debate Was Gross But Still Showed Some Differences

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian Unlimited, October 23, 2012

The National Debt and Our Children: How Dumb Does Washington Think We Are?

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 15, 2012

Social Security: President Obama’s Biggest Failure in Last Week’s Debate

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 8, 2012

Does President Obama Want to Cut Social Security by 3 Percent?

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 17, 2012

Deficit Reduction, Wall Street, and Whales

Dean Baker and Ted Boettner
The Charleston Gazette (WV), September 15, 2012

Moody’s Shows It Has Political Agenda for U.S. Fiscal Policy

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian Unlimited, September 13, 2012

The Erskine Bowles Stock Index and the S&P 500

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 10, 2012

'Courage' In Washington Doesn’t Have the Same Meaning

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 20, 2012

Does Paul Ryan Know What’s in His Budget?

Dean Baker
Yahoo! Finance, August 17, 2012

Representative Ryan’s Far-Right Agenda: The Media Can’t Take the Truth

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 13, 2012

Beating Back the CEO Attack on Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 6, 2012

The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout.org, July 30, 2012

The Dirt on Erskine Bowles: The Tame Half of Bowles-Simpson
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 9, 2012

Federal Government Can Restore Full Employment – If Only it Wanted to Do So

Mark Weisbrot
Sacramento Bee (CA), July 5, 2012
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, July 5, 2012
Bellingham Herald (WA), July 5, 2012
Bradenton Herald (FL), July 5, 2012
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), July 5, 2012
Janesville Gazette (WI), July 5, 2012
West Hawaii Today (HI), July 7, 2012
New Bedford Standard-Times (MA), July 7, 2012
Tuscaloosa News (AL), July 8, 2012
Tampa Tribune (FL), July 8, 2012
Danbury News-Times (CT), July 8, 2012
Salt Lake City Deseret News (UT), July 8, 2012
Centre Daily Times (PA), July 9, 2012
Arizona Daily Star (AZ), July 9, 2012
West Nyack Journal (NY), July 9, 2012
White Plains Journal-News(NY), July 9, 2012
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA), July 21, 2012
Duluth News-Tribune (MN), August 31, 2012

A Wall Street Gambling Tax: The Remedy to Inequality
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 2, 2012

The Return of the Demographic Crisis
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, June 13, 2012

Fed Survey Shows Middle Class Took a Big Hit
Dean Baker
CNN, June 13, 2012

Alan Simpson: The Washington Elite’s Attack Dog
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 4, 2012

Everyone Agrees That the Decline in Private-Sector Pay Has Been Understated
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, May 2, 2012

The War on Public Sector Workers
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 16, 2012

Obama and Romney are Politicians, not Visionaries
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 9, 2012

Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Bowles-Simpson Commission Report
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 5, 2012

Time Is On Our Side: The Survival of Social Security
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 16, 2012

Economists May Contribute to a “Lost Decade” for America
Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian Unlimited, January 10, 2012

Protesters Reflect Vast Majority on 99 Percent of Most Major Issues
Mark Weisbrot
The Sacramento Bee (CA), December 1, 2011
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, December 1, 2011
Belleville News-Democrat (IL), December 1, 2011
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), December 1, 2011
Bellingham Herald (WA), December 1, 2011
Juneau Empire (AK), December 2, 2011
Northwest Arkansas Times (AR), December 2, 2011
Arkansas Democrat Gazette (AR), December 2, 2011
Hanford Sentinel (CA), December 2, 2011
New Bedford Standard-Times (MA), December 3, 2011
Duluth News-Tribune (MN), December 3, 2011
Stockton Record (CA), December 3, 2011
Arizona Daily Sun (AZ), December 3, 2011
Modesto Bee (CA), December 3, 2011
Times of India, December 3, 2011
Lima News (OH), December 4, 2011
Belleville News-Democrat (IL), December 4, 2011
Lawton Constitution (OK), December 4, 2011
Anniston Star (AL), December 4, 2011
Centre Daily Times (PA), December 5, 2011
Arizona Daily Star (AZ), December 5, 2011
Palm Beach Post (FL), December 5, 2011
Keene Sentinel (NH), December 5, 2011
Youngstown Vindicator (OH), December 6, 2011
Chicago Tribune (IL), December 6, 2011
En Español

Time to Retake Politics from the One Percent in Both Political Parties
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 28, 2011

The Supercommittee of the One Percent Goes Down in Flames
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 23, 2011
En Español

The Supercommittee Should Go Really Big and Turn Against the One Percent
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 21, 2011

The Myth of the Wealthy Elderly
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 14, 2011

The One Percent Turns Class War Into Generational War
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 7, 2011

Supercommittee of the One Percent Won’t Even Think of Taxing Wall Street
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 31, 2011

The Social Security Tax Cut and the Ignorance of Political Experts
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, September 20, 2011

Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme? Is the Washington Post a Criminal Enterprise?
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 19, 2011

Santa Claus and the S&P Market Crash
Dean Baker
The New Republic, August 27, 2011

President Obama Discovers How Serious the Recession Is
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 29, 2011

Why Is President Obama So Anxious to Cut Social Security?
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 22, 2011

The S&P Downgrade Market Plunge Myth
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 15, 2011

Why We Aren't Like Greece
Dean Baker
The Nation, August 10, 2011

The Economic Illiterates Step Up the Attack on Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 8, 2011

The Nonsense Battle Over the Debt Ceiling
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, July 27, 2011

President Obama Doesn't Understand the Origins of the Deficit
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, July 27, 2011

The Payroll Tax Cut: A Stimulus That Progressives Should Oppose
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 25, 2011

Pain with the Consumer Price Index
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 25, 2011

President Obama’s Big Deal: Cuts for Social Security but No Taxes for Wall Street
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 18, 2011

Budget Games: Wall Street Calls The Play for Republicans
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 16, 2011

Economic Illiteracy: Blame the Teachers
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 11, 2011

Keep Social Security Safe from Politicians who Want to Save it
Dean Baker
The Des Moines Register, July 3, 2011

The Endgame on the Debt Ceiling
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 20, 2011

The Beatification of Senator Simpson
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 31, 2011

Peter Peterson and the Deficit Ostriches
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 23, 2011

The Good News and the Bad News in the Social Security Trustees' Report
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 16, 2011

Why Does Senator McCaskill Want to Bankrupt Our Children?
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 2, 2011

It’s the Health Care Stupid
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 26, 2011

Deficit Fever: Loon Tune Time Among the Elite
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, April 26, 2011

The Battle is Over Money, Not Philosophy
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 25, 2011

Representative Ryan Makes a Clear Case
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 18, 2011

Paul Ryan in Your Pockets: Government by People Who Hate You
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 11, 2011

Representative Ryan's Valuable Service
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, April 5, 2011

It’s Time for Representative Ryan to Man Up
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 4, 2011

Macho Men are Wrong on Social Security
Dean Baker
The Financial Times, March 30, 2011

The Deficit Hawks Target Nurses and Firefighters
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 28, 2011

The Imaginary World in Which Washington Lives
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 23, 2011

Public Pensions 101
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 7, 2011

Spending Cuts Won't Help 25 Million Hurting for Jobs
Dean Baker
CNNMoney.com, March 3, 2011

Going Sideways: The Battle Over Budget Cuts
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 28, 2011

The Attack Against Social Security: The Power of Incompetence
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 22, 2011

The President as Storyteller-in-Chief
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 14, 2011

State Budget Cuts: Starting at the Top
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 7, 2011

Debts Should be Honored, Except When the Money is Owed to Working People
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 31, 2011

Peter Peterson’s Budget Ball
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 24, 2011
The Huffington Post, January 24, 2011

Can Harry Be a Hero?
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, January 21, 2011

The Tidal Wave of Nonsense on Demography
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 20, 2011

Making Social Security More Progressive and the Games They Play in Washington
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 18, 2011

Hugh Jidette and Hugh Janus Go to Washington
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 3, 2011

The Unkindest Cut of All
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and Eileen Appelbaum
The Hill, December 22, 2010
The Times of Trenton, December 28, 2010

Saving Social Security: Stopping Obama’s Next Bad Deal
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 20, 2010

Shared Sacrifice: Where's Wall Street's Share?
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, December 19, 2010

The Tax Deal and the Apocalypse
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 13, 2010

Social Security Tax Cut: A Deal Breaker
Dean Baker
The Hill, December 9, 2010

The Deficit Panic, the TARP Financial Collapse and Other End of the World Stories
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 6, 2010

The Green Economy Is Here and It Ain’t Pretty
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 6, 2010

Deficit Distraction Disorder
Dean Baker
AOL News, December 3, 2010

Don’t Touch Social Security: Drive for Cuts Based on Deception
Mark Weisbrot
The Sacramento Bee (CA), December 2, 2010
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, December 2, 2010
Tallahassee Democrat (FL), December 3, 2010
Colombus Dispatch (OH), December 3, 2010
Walworth County (WI), December 4, 2010
Lima News (OH), December 5, 2010
Rock Island Argus (IL), December 5, 2010
Moline Dispatch (IL), December 5, 2010
Charleston Gazette (WV), December 5, 2010
San Francisco Chronicle (CA), December 5, 2010
Bradenton Herald (FL), December 5, 2010
South Bend Tribune (IN), December 5, 2010
Arizona Daily Sun (AZ), December 5, 2010
Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC), December 5, 2010
Middleton Press (CT), December 6, 2010
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), December 6, 2010
New Haven Register (CT), December 6, 2010
Centreville Daily Times (PA), December 6, 2010
Providence Journal (RI), December 6, 2010
Sioux Falls Argus Leader (SD), December 6, 2010
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA), December 6, 2010
Press of Atlantic City (NJ), December 7, 2010
Saratoga Herald-Tribune (FL), December 10, 2010
Eugene Register-Guard (OR), December 12, 2010
Fresno Bee (CA), December 12, 2010

Deficit Hawks: Substituting Money for Competence
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 29, 2010

Sins of Commissions: What $1 Billion Can't Buy
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 22, 2010

Compromise on Social Security and Medicare? Why My Center-Left Friends are Wrong
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, November 20, 2010

Deep-Six the Deficit Commission Report
Dean Baker
The New Republic, November 11, 2010

The Deficit Commission’s Parallel Universe
Dean Baker
The Boston Review, November 11, 2010

Democrats Could Fare Even Worse Next Time If They Don’t Fix Economy
Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian Unlimited, November 9, 2010

The Wall Street TARP Gang Wants to Take Away Your Social Security
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, November 9, 2010

The Deficit Commission Tsunami
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 8, 2010

Bewitching Hour for Campaign Craziness?
Dean Baker
Politico (The Arena), November 2, 2010

Erskine Bowles: Social Security's Enemy No. 1?
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 1, 2010

Why Growth Still Feels Like Recession
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 29, 2010

Economic Disaster, Krugman and Avishai, and Redefining "Small"
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, October 26, 2010

Keeping Fear Alive: The Deficit Hawks Push Their Agenda
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 25, 2010

The DeFazio Congressional Race: Stop Wall Street Before It Kills Again
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, October 20, 2010

French Protesters Have It Right: No Need to Raise Retirement Age
Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian Unlimited, October 20, 2010
En Francais

The Social Security Pledge Versus the Old Politics
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 11, 2010

Currency Wars and Accounting Identities
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 6, 2010

Sleazy Xenophobia In Pursuit of Social Security Cuts
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 4, 2010

Are The Politicians Stealing Your Social Security?
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 27, 2010

Forced Busing, the Deficit Commission and Social Security
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 13, 2010

Ben Bernanke’s Trifecta of Errors
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 8, 2010

Is Defaulting on the National Debt on the Table?
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 7, 2010

Dana Milbank Pays Homage to Alan Simpson's Sexism and Ignorance
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, September 4, 2010

Senator Simpson’s Quick Budget Quiz
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 30, 2010

Become a Deficit Hawk: You Can Be Offensive, Sexist, and Ignorant
Dean Baker
Firedoglake, August 27, 2010

Senator Simpson: He's Not Just Offensive, He's Ignorant
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, August 25, 2010

Social Security: The Republicans Are Right
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 23, 2010

The Public Pension Outrage and Alan Greenspan’s Pension
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 16, 2010
En Español

Economists: The Missing Heroes of the State and Local Government Pension Crisis
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, August 10, 2010

That Joke About Intergenerational Equity
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 10, 2010

The Budget Deficit Chicken Hawks
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 26, 2010

Erskine Bowles and the Price of Ignorance: 335,000 a Year
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, July 15, 2010

The Attack of the Real Black Helicopter Gang: The IMF Is Coming for Your Social Security
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 12, 2010

Time to Put the Deficit Commission Out of Our Misery
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 6, 2010

Boehner Puts Democrats on the Spot
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, June 30, 2010

America Speaks Back: The Effort to Gut Social Security and Medicare Takes a Hit
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, June 28, 2010

Wall Street Congratulates Washington: A Job Well-Done
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 28, 2010

Soothing the Spirits of the Restless Bond Market
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 21, 2010

America Speaks Back: Derailing the Drive to Cut Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 21, 2010

Overcoming the Debt Trap
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 7, 2010

The TARP and the Deficit Hawks
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 1, 2010

Doing It for Our Children: Cutting Social Security and the BP Oil Spill
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, May 28, 2010

Family Friendly Cuts to Social Security: The Myth of Affluence Testing
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 17, 2010

Hands off Social Security
Dean Baker
USA Today Opinion Blog, April 7, 2009

The Granny Bashers: Different Facts, Same Policy
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 16, 2009

Are We Really Nostalgic for the Great Depression?
Dean Baker  
The Guardian Unlimited, March 2, 2009

The Solution to the Budget Deficit
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 23, 2009

The Peter G. Peterson Crew Is Coming After Your Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 23, 2009

Stop Baby Boomer Bashing: Protect Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 16, 2009

Stimulus II: Reaffirm Support for Social Security
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 16, 2009

The Economists Who Missed the Housing Bubble Are Coming After Your Social Security
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), February 13, 2009

Redefining Chutzpah: Wall Street Goes After Social Security, Again
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 12, 2009

Paper Wealth and the Economic Crisis
Dean Baker
Talking Points Memo, November 28, 2008

Libertarians and Corporate Power: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Dean Baker
CATO Unbound, November 17, 2008

After Four Decades, Finally: The Beginning of the End
Mark Weisbrot
Common Dreams, November 5, 2008

New Film on National Debt Focuses on Wrong Problem
Dean Baker and F. Scott McCown
The Houston Chronicle, October 31, 2008

The Deficit and Health Care Costs
Dean Baker and Murtaza H. Baxamusa
The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 31, 2008

Response to IOUSA Director Patrick Creadon
Dean Baker
October 29, 2008

Why Obama Has Pulled Ahead on the Economic Issues
Mark Weisbrot
Sacramento Bee (CA), October 23, 2008

Peter Peterson’s Bad Economics
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 20, 2008

Slinging Mud to Hide the Real Dirt
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 15, 2008

John McCain Wants to Privatize Social Security
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 15, 2008

Vicious Ideologue Renews Attack on Social Security
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 21, 2008

McCain's "Knowledge Gap": It's An Issue
Mark Weisbrot
AlterNet, July 11, 2008

Media Needs to Take More Responsibility With Regard to False Information
Mark Weisbrot
AlterNet, March 12, 2008

Victories on the Left
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 3, 2007

The Crisis That Isn't
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 19, 2007

Bat Boy Lives! As Do Myths About Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
AlterNet, November 14, 2007

The Real Economic Crisis
Dean Baker and John Schmitt
The Guardian Unlimited, October 14, 2007

From WMDs to Social Security: More Bush Stories
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 1, 2007

Stop Blaming the Boomers
Dean Baker
AlterNet, September 20, 2007

The Peace Weenies Were Right
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 21, 2007

The Social Security WMD Story
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 23, 2007

Stagnation Celebration
Dean Baker
American Prospect, July 19, 2006

Fiction on the Social Security Fund
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 16, 2006

Scoring a Drug Fix

Dean Baker
TomPaine.com, January 5, 2006

Social Security: Another Media Failure
Mark Weisbrot
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, May 16, 2005

Numbers Before Politics

Dean Baker
In These Times, April 26, 2005

Owning Up to the "Ownership Society"
Mark Weisbrot
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 25, 2005

Let's Be Honest About Social Security

Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
The Boston Globe, March 20, 2005

Show Me the Money
Mark Weisbrot
The Daily Herald, February 20, 2005

Why Did You Change Your Mind, Mr. Greenspan?
Dean Baker
Houston Chronicle, February 18, 2005

2018
Mark Weisbrot
Denver Post, February 7, 2005

Bush's Numbers Racket

Dean Baker
The American Prospect, February 2005

Social Security "Reform": A Solution in Search of a Problem
Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker
Washington Post, January 23, 2005

Social Security Deception Funded With Taxpayers' Dollars
Mark Weisbrot
Topeka Journal, January 23, 2005

Anti-Social Security

Dean Baker
The Nation, December 27, 2004

Economic Summit: Fiddling While Rome Burns
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Information Tribune Services, December 14, 2004 

Who Wants to Cut Social Security Benefits?
Mark Weisbrot
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 12, 2004

Cutting Our Benefits: Bush Begins Second Term by Attacking Social Security

Dean Baker
In These Times, December 6, 2004

The Social Security Crisis, Another White House Lie?

Dean Baker
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Information Services, November 30, 2004 

Cutting Social Security for Christians?

Dean Baker
Topeka Capital Journal, November 19, 2004

Social Security: It's Not Broken, So Don't Fix It
Mark Weisbrot
Herald News (NJ), October 17, 2004

Social Security Doing Just Fine
Mark Weisbrot
Providence Journal, January 23, 2004

A Phony Crisis Met By Deception
Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
Boston Globe, May 4, 2003

Still No Problem With Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
Sun Journal (ME), March 16, 2003

Social Security Report Kept From Terrorists
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, March 27, 2002

Focus Group Economics
Dean Baker
Feb. 12, 2002

Lying on Top
Dean Baker
January 22, 2002

Bush Commission: No Social Security Crisis

Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
San Francisco Chronicle, December 13, 2001

The Social Security Sideshow
Dean Baker
Dec. 3, 2001

The World Bank's Attack on Social Security

Dean Baker
August 7, 2001

Social Security's Real Problem - Trust Fund Theft

Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
July 19, 2001

The Trust Fund Raiders
Dean Baker
Cleveland Plain-Dealer, July 19, 2001

Lying About Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, June 18, 2001

The Liberal Establishment Was Wrong
Dean Baker
June 11, 2001

Social Security Privatization - A Faith-Based Initiative?
Dean Baker
May 29, 2001

Warning to Bush: Don't Mess With Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, Feb. 27, 2001

New Year's Resolution for Congress
Mark Weisbrot
San-Diego Union Tribune, December 31, 2000

Post Election Bipartisanship Could Spell Trouble for Social Security, Medicare
Mark Weisbrot
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 24, 2000

Social Security Needs Saving Only From the Politicians
Dean Baker
Baltimore Sun, May 23, 2000

Social Security: Too Important to Leave to the Politicians

Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
San Francisco Chronicle, May 21, 2000

Putting 'Secure' Back in Social Security
Dean Baker
Washington Post, May 3, 2000

You Call This a Crisis?
Dean Baker
USA Today, Apil 10, 2000

Finally, A Reform Proposal for Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, April 6, 2000

False Poverty: The Nation Can't Afford To Care For Its Elderly
Dean Baker
Aging Today, March/April 2000

Budget Baloney
Mark Weisbrot
Dollars and Sense, February 2000

King's Dream: Still Distant
Mark Weisbrot
Boston Globe, January 17, 2000

Social Security Scaremongering
Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
Washington Post, December 13, 1999

Social Security: The Political Football
Mark Weisbrot
Ventura County Star (CA), November 17, 1999

What Everyone Should Know About the Budget Debate
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, August 11, 1999

More Tax Cuts for Those Who Need It Least
Mark Weisbrot
Houston Chronicle, July 28, 1999

Social Security: Can the Trustees Be Trusted?
Mark Weisbrot
El Paso Times (TX), May 22, 1999

The President's New Legacy - Keeping It Honest
Mark Weisbrot
Los Angeles Daily News, February 1, 1999

The State of Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, January 22, 1999

Saving Social Security - from the "Reformers"
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, January 15, 1999

Social Security: The Truth Emerges (Slowly)
Mark Weisbrot
The Washington Times, December 21, 1998

Elections Bury the Truth About Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
Washington Times, November 3, 1998

The White House Scandal: Look on the Bright Side
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, August 18, 1998

We Can't Fix What Aint Broken
Mark Weisbrot
San Francisco Chronicle, August 6, 1998

Baah, Ram, Ewe: Sheep Take the Lead on Social Security
Mark Weisbrot
Sunday Journal, May 19, 1998

Paycheck Deception
Mark Weisbrot
Knight-Ridder/Tribune Media Services, May 1998

Saving Social Security From Those Who Want to "Fix" It
Mark Weisbrot
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 27, 1998

Why No One Needs to Worry About Social Security or the National Debt
Mark Weisbrot
San Diego Union-Tribune, January 21, 1998

Social Security: The Phony Crisis
Mark Weisbrot
Portland Oregonian, April 26, 1997