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Economic Crisis and Recovery

CEPR's ongoing coverage of the economic crisis the United States is facing, in large part due to the collapse of the housing bubble.

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Financial Speculation Taxes (a.k.a. Financial Transacations Taxes)

Work Sharing

Right To Rent


Raising the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap: How Many Workers Would Pay More?

January 2013, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

More Good Jobs

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Debt, Deficits, and Demographics: Why We Can Afford the Social Contract

November 2012, Dean Baker

Reducing Inequality and Insecurity: Rethinking Labor and Employment Policy for the 21st Century

November 2012, Eileen Appelbaum

The Problem with Structural Unemployment in the U.S.

October 2012, Dean Baker

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Op-Eds & Columns

Beginning of the End of the Neoliberal Approach to Development

Ha-Joon Chang and Ilene Grabel
The Guardian, March 18, 2014

Why the Stimulus Just Couldn't Do it

Dean Baker
CNN, February 20, 2014

The Checkered Past of Ben Bernanke

Dean Baker
PBS, January 31, 2014

Greece Will Likely Begin Recovery This Year: Is Austerity Working?

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian (UK), January 22, 2014
Público, February 9, 2014

En español

Why the European Economy Has Done So Much Worse Than That of the United States

Mark Weisbrot
The Guardian, January 16, 2014
Página/12, January 19, 2014

En español

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Getting Back to Full Employment and Reducing Inequality

FDL Book Salon: Getting Back To Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

The Labor Market Today: Is Unemployment Cyclical or Structural?

The Great Recession: The Forces that Make it Great

Equity and the Future of the American Economy

The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why it Will Be Long

The Fiscal Cliff: New Heights of Sensationalism

Community Cinema Screening of 'As Goes Janesville'

Threats to Medicare: The Election and the Lame Duck Congress

Financial Reform Summit III: "From Dodd-Frank to Occupy and Everything In Between"

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Press Releases

Four Years after Earthquake, Housing, Sanitation, Health Care are Still Pressing Needs in Haiti

January 9, 2014

Statement on the Financial Transaction Tax and Harkin-Defazio Bill

February 28, 2013

The Effects of Raising the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap

January 24, 2013

More Than 200,000 Petition for Paul Krugman to Be Treasury Secretary

January 7, 2013

Share of Bad Jobs Has Risen Since 1979

September 5, 2012

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Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on "Where the Jobs Are: Employment Trends and Analysis"
February 15, 2012, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

No Need to Talk About Taking an Ax to Safety Net for the Poor
December 16, 2010, Dean Baker's Comments at Brookings Institution Forum

Work-Sharing: An Effective Tool Against Chronic Unemployment
March 17, 2010, Testimony of Dean Baker before the Congressional Black Caucus

The Failures of TARP
November 19, 2009, Testimony of Dean Baker Before the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program


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