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Challenging Group Thinking Economists on Budget Deficits and the Dollar
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), December 28, 2008

Part-Time Government Employees Earn 0,000 a Year
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), December 25, 2008

Sex and Money: Are Women Regulators Different?
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 22, 2008

Wages Soar as Stock Market Tanks
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 22, 2008

Washington Post: The Problem is YOU, Not "We"
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), December 21, 2008

Homeownership Without Equity: What's It Worth?
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 15, 2008

The Ownership Society: R.I.P.
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 15, 2008

If G.M. Were a Canadian Company, It Wouldn't be Asking for Help
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), December 11, 2008

Obama Has the Right Medicine
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 8, 2008

Question for Economic Experts: Can You Say “Housing Bubble"?
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 8, 2008

A Financial Sector Small Enough to Drown in a Bathtub
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), December 8, 2008

The Banking Industry Wants To Help YOU!!!
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), December 3, 2008

IOUSA: Failed Scare Flick of the Decade
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 1, 2008

Paulson and Bernanke Spread the Wealth Around
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 1, 2008

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

Why Does Robert Rubin Still Have a Job?
Dean Baker
Talking Points Memo, November 25, 2008

The Bear is Cool: Overcoming Fears of Falling Stock Prices
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 24, 2008

Geithner at Treasury: Can He Learn?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 24, 2008

Will Henry Paulson Sink Detroit?
Dean Baker
Talking Points Memo, November 20, 2008

The Stock Market, the Government Just Needs to Spend Money
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), November 20, 2008

Stopping Foreclosures With the Right to Rent: One More Time
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 17, 2008

Health Care as Stimulus: The Best Way to Spend Big Bucks
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 17, 2008

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

Henry Paulson Takes Down the TARP: Sort Of
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), November 16, 2008

The G-20 and Biological Warfare
Dean Baker
Truthout, November 10, 2008

The Obama Economic Team: Clinton Retreads?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 10, 2008

Summers at Treasury: What Would We Tell the Children?
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), November 7, 2008

The Next Treasury Secretary: What's Their Track Record?
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), November 6, 2008

President Obama's Path to Greatness: Health Care As Stimulus
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), November 4, 2008

Getting to the Root of a Horror Story
Dean Baker
The Oregonian, October 31, 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

Bill O'Reilly is Responsible for the Housing Bubble/Crash
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 29, 2008

Greenspan Says “Who Could Have Known?”
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 27, 2008

Ripping Off European Investors: The Great American Pastime
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 27, 2008

Free Market Ideology Melts Down
Dean Baker
International Relations and Security Network, October 27, 2008

Post Only Supports Bailouts for Robert Rubin, Not Autoworkers
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 27, 2008

Can We Stop "Spreading the Wealth Around"?
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), October 25, 2008

Greenspan Follies: The World Is as Ayn Rand Would Have Predicted
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 23, 2008

Still A Boys' Club at Treasury: Where Is Sheila Bair?
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 21, 2008

Redistribution: From Joe the Plumber to Robert Rubin
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 20, 2008

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

Any Pay Cuts on Wall Street Yet?
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 20, 2008

Generous Henry's Big Bailout
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo)

Are You Better Off? Reagan vs. Carter, and Obama vs. McCain
Dean Baker and John Schmitt
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 14, 2008

The Return of Great Depression Economics
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 13, 2008

The Fannie/Freddie Flat Earth Theory
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 13, 2008

Bailout Scorecard: Ignorant Masses 1, Elites 0
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 12, 2008

Mistake to Trust Wall Street Insiders to Clean Up Mess
Dean Baker
Houston Chronicle, October 8, 2008

We Need to Drive a Stake into the Heart of Conservatism
Dean Baker
TPMCafé Book Club (Talking Points Memo), October 6, 2008

Wall Street Follows the Path of the Steel Industry in Pittsburgh
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 6, 2008

Step One: Deflate the Housing Bubble
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 6, 2008

Post Claims Paulson Misled Bush on Bailout
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 6, 2008

Stock Market Closes Below Monday Low: Come On Let's Have Some Hysteria!
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 3, 2008

Statement on Congressional Approval of Bailout
Dean Baker
October 3, 2008

Letting the Bank Robber Fix the Bank's Books
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), October 3, 2008

Responsibility and the Bailout: Will They Resign If It Fails?
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), October 2, 2008

The Credit Squeeze Scare
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), October 1, 2008

The Bailout Round II: Adult Version?
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 29, 2008

Why Bail? The Banks Have a Gun Pointed at Their Head and Are Threatening to Pull the Trigger
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 29, 2008

The Bailout: Congress Endorses Conservative Nanny State
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 29, 2008

Financial Meltdown: The Day After
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), September 28, 2008

Bailout Conditions: Ending Welfare as We Know it
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 27, 2008

Wall Street's Infinite Sleaze: Goldman and AIG
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 27, 2008

Bailing on the Bailout, or Is It Too Big to Bail?
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 26, 2008

No Bailout: Stop Rewarding Incompetence
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 25, 2008

The Washington Post and Peter Peterson: Two More Reasons to Oppose This Bailout
Dean Baker
TPM Café (Talking Points Memo), September 25, 2008

Wall Street Free Traders Become Wall Street Protectionists
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 23, 2008

No Blank Cheque for Wall Street
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 22, 2008

Progressive Conditions for a Bailout
Dean Baker
TPMCafé (Talking Points Memo), September 20, 2008

The Financial Meltdown Continues
Dean Baker
September 19, 2008

A Reckoning with Wall Street
Dean Baker
The Washington Times, September 18, 2008

Big Banks Go Bust: Time to Reform Wall Street
Dean Baker
Campaign for America's Future, September 15, 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

The Whiner's Recession
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 8, 2008

Freddie's Dead
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 8, 2008

Statement on the Conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Dean Baker
September 8, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 20
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, September 4, 2008

John McCain Wants to Drill in Your Toilet, II
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 1, 2008

The Truth About Social Security
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 25, 2008

Protectionists Warn Over National Debt
Dean Baker
Beat the Press, August 24, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 19
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, August 21, 2008

Swift Boat Economics
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 18, 2008

When You're in Jackson Hole, Stop Digging
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 18, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 18
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, August 14, 2008

Let's Get Down to Gas Tax
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 11, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 17
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, August 8, 2008

How Economic Ideas Make It Into the Mainstream
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 4, 2008

The Compromise "Drill Anywhere" Plan
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 4, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 16
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, July 31, 2008

After the Housing Bill: Time to Address Foreclosures
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 28, 2008

Fannie, Freddie and Minimum Wage
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 28, 2008

The Menace of Inflation

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), July 28, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 15
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, July 24, 2008

Getting More For Less: The Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Publicly Funded Trials for New Drugs
Dean Baker
Milken Institute Review, July 2008

Paying for Fannie and Freddie's Mistakes
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 21, 2008

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

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 14
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, July 17, 2008

Statement on the Bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Dean Baker
July 16, 2008

A Tax Plan By Any Other Name
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 14, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 13
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, July 10, 2008

A Cloudy Forecast for the US Economy
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 7, 2008

Free Trade, Why "Free" Matters
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 7, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 12
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, July 3, 2008

The Recession in the United States: A Progress Report

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), July 1, 2008

Barack Care Versus John Care: Health Care Under the Next President
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 30, 2008

Help Workers, Not Wall Street
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 30, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 11
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, June 27, 2008

Bloodletting on Wall Street
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 23, 2008

John McCain Wants to Drill in Your Toilet
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 23, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 10
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, June 19, 2008

Insurance Fraud
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 16, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 9
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, June 12, 2008

Big Pharma's Ransom Note
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 2, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 8
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, May 29, 2008

Green Stimulus: Let's Try Again
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 27, 2008

Bad Times in W.Va.: Can the Next President Help?
Dean Baker and Ted Boettner
Charleston Gazette (WV), May 25, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 7
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, May 22, 2008

Reverse Robin Hood
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 20, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 6
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, May 15, 2008

What a New President Could Do for Oregon
Dean Baker and Charles Sheketoff
The Oregonian, May 15, 2008

Universal Health Care or John Care
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 12, 2008

Wrong Then, Wrong Again
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 12, 2008

Three Things that Won't Help the Foreclosure Crisis
Liz Chimienti and Dean Baker
Truthout, May 8, 2008

Return of the Granny Bashers
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 5, 2008

Foreign Investment and the Recession in the United States

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), May 5, 2008

Coming up Short in North Carolina
Dean Baker and John Quinterno
News and Observer (NC), May 2, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 4
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, May 1, 2008

Asleep at the Wheel
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 28, 2008

Developing the New "Capitalists' Man"
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 28, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 3
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, April 24, 2008

The Homeownership Ideology
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 21, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 2
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, April 17, 2008

Declaring Class War
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 14, 2008

Sanctity of Contracts: Mortgages and Credit Cards
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 14, 2008

The Meltdown Lowdown, No. 1
Dean Baker
The American Prospect Online, April 10, 2008

The Foreclosure Prevention Act (a.k.a. the Bank and Builder Bailout Act)
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 7, 2008

The Tip of the Iceberg
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 7, 2008

Unions: Ensuring Social Justice for African Americans
John Schmitt and Dean Baker
AFL-CIO Point of View, April 2, 2008

The Welfare King of the 21st Century
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 31, 2008

Someone Has to Pay
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 31, 2008

Exit, Pursued By Bear Stearns
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 24, 2008

The Housing Crash Recession: How Did We Get Here?
Dean Baker
NOW (PBS), March 21, 2008

Fed Up with Wall Street
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 18, 2008

The War at Home
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 10, 2008

What Will President Obama Do?
Dean Baker
de Volkskrant (Netherlands), March 8, 2008

The Hidden Homeowner Tax
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 3, 2008

Is Bush to Blame for the Economy?
Dean Baker
The American Prospect, February 25, 2008

Thrifty Thinking
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 25, 2008

Raising Taxes to Bail Out Robert Rubin
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 25, 2008

Does Ben Bernanke Have to Go?
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 18, 2008

Kicking the Habit
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 18, 2008

Own to Rent? Yes We Can!
Dean Baker
Oregon Independent, February 14, 2008

Help for the Homeless
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 11, 2008

The Economic Hit from the War in Iraq
Dean Baker
Newsday, February  10, 2008

The Recession and the Freedom to Organize
Dean Baker
Point of View (AFL-CIO), February 6, 2008

These Loans Were Made for Walking: The End of the Subprime Crisis
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 4, 2008

The US Economy, Pravda Style
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 28, 2008

Ben Bernanke: Supernanny?
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 28, 2008

Stimulating Politics
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 21, 2008

A Green Lining
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 14, 2008

Insurers Whack Elderly to Celebrate New Year
Dean Baker
January 7, 2008, Truthout

Year of the Fat Cats
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 7, 2008

The Cost of Living
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 1, 2008

 

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