Dean Baker's Op-Eds 2009
Wall Street’s War Against Main Street
Tobacco Lobbyists Join Wall Streeters On Debt Crusade
We Face a Huge Demographic Problem?
Ben Bernanke as Public Intellectual? Are You Serious?
Financial Transactions Taxes: Easy and Fun Money
Goldman Sachs: Friend of Planet Earth
The Return of the TARP Hostage Takers
Yes, Virginia, It Is Bernanke’s Fault
The Reason for 15 Million Unemployed: Poor Thinking at the Top
Tax Credits for More Jobs
Fed Transparency Should Precede Bernanke Confirmation
“Commission” is Washingtonspeak for Cutting Social Security and Medicare
Is “Helping Homeowners” Washingtonspeak for Bailing Out Banks?
Bernanke Forgot About His Role In Causing the Great Recession
The Vampire Banks Rise Again
The Budget Crisis: The Blame is Bipartisan
An Unemployment Solution: Pay People to Work Shorter Hours
The Financial Crisis: A Failure of Regulators, Not Regulations
Obama's 'Nuclear Option' on China's Yuan
Hostage Takers in the Senate
Breaking up the Banks, Like Renegotiating NAFTA?
Massive Defense Spending Leads to Job Loss
Financial Transactions Taxes Must Come Before a National Sales Tax
The Homebuyers Tax Credit and Free Market Fundamentalism
Statement on Fannie Mae's Deed for Lease Program
Financial Reform: Don’t Touch the Banks, Get a Smarter Fed
Stimulus and Jobs: We Can Do Better
The American Bankers Association's 15 Minutes of Fame in Chicago
Why Do Bankers Need to Be Paid 1000 Times as Much as Firefighters?
People Power Matters: The Public Option Lives!
Insurers Argue for Public Option
Does Citigroup Need China?
The Silliest Form of Stimulus: Homebuyer's Tax Credit by a Mile
Trade in Health Care: When “Free Traders” Become Protectionists
The Country Has Sustained Much Greater Debt Burdens in the Past
Our Health Care System is Broken
Debunking the Dumping-the-Dollar Conspiracy
Washington Must Do More to Put Unemployed Americans Back to Work
Unemployment is Up, But Bernanke Saved the Banks
The Recovery: Can You Feel It Yet?
Medicare Buy-in: What’s Wrong With Giving People a Choice?
Progressives and the Budget Deficit
Can the Townhallers Be Left, Rather Than Left Behind?
The Rally Against Obamacare for the Banks
The Public Plan Option and the Big Government Conservatives
Short Sellers: The Unsung Heroes of the Financial Crisis
Big Deficit Bob Rubin and the Strong Dollar
Ben Bernanke’s Bad Memory
Job Situation May Be Improving
Irresponsibly Following the Congressional Budget Office
Bank Profits Are Up: Did You Hear Anyone Say “Thank You”?
Kennedy's Quick Win for Social Security
CBO Warns of Higher Unemployment: Washington Worries About the Deficit
GreenspanFest ’09 and the Reappointment of Ben Bernanke
Owning Versus Renting
Goldman Sachs: The Golden Diaper Brigade
Are Mandates Mandatory?
Saving Homes With a 'Right to Rent'
The Case for No Stimulus
Governor Palin’s Crazed Health Care Rant: Blame the Washington Post
Promises to the Drug Industry: Like Renegotiating NAFTA?
Ben Bernanke’s Reappointment Campaign
Stimulus Works, Give Us More!
The Doctor is in . . . Bangkok
Are We Better off Because of the Stimulus?
Right to Rent: The Remedy to the Foreclosure Crisis
Good Medicine: Why Not for Everyone?
Right to Rent: A Non-Bureaucratic Solution to the Foreclosure Crisis
Taxing Health Insurance Premiums and Subsidizing Health Care Providers
Séance on Wall Street
More Stimulus, Please
It’s Not Rationing, Stupid!
Another 0 Million in AIG Bonuses: Why Don't We Take Our Chances?
The Washington Post (a.k.a. Fox on 15th Street) Wants 15 Million People to Be Unemployed
The Green Shoots Are Dead: We Need a Third Stimulus
Life, Liberty, and Employer-Provided Health Insurance
Pecora Commission II: Super-Sleuths or Keystone Cops?
The Global Warming Lie Detector
Making Financial Regulation Work: A Systemic Risk Regulator
Fire Failed Regulators: The Best Regulatory Reform
Spreading the Wealth Around to the Insurance Industry & Friends
Barack Obama Vs. Harry and Louise
Obama Plan Improves Regulatory Structure but Doesn’t Address Accountability
Investigating the Collapse: Looking for the Killer We Already Know
GM Bailout Makes Most Out of Bad Situation
Reporters in Pom Poms: Cheerleading the Recovery
To Get a Systemic Risk Regulator, Fire Bernanke
Blue Cross Millionaires Are Scared to Compete With a Public Plan
Waterboard the Fed?
Call It Friendly Intervention
Was This Bailout Necessary?
The Health Care Industry: Protectionism the Free Traders Love
Health Care and Student Loans: The Bad Guys Are on the Run
The Bankrupt Debate Over Bankrupting Our Children
The Banks Are Alright; Time to End the Bailouts
Combating Wage Theft
Systematic Risk Regulators and the Power of Arithmetic
Outsourcing Top Management: The Lesson of Fiat-Chrysler
Let's Make PPIP Fun!
The Obama Administration and the Bankers: 100 Days of Solicitude
Can Health Insurers Whine Louder Than Bankers?
Financial Transactions Tax: The Perfect Gift for Wall Street
Why Does the Fed Operate in the Dark?
The Wall Street Whine: Goldman Sachs Edition
The Tyranny of Bad Economics
The Need to Tax the Wealthy
If the Bank Bailout Fails, Will Anyone Get the Boot?
False Hope in a Plunging Economy
If Economists Knew Arithmetic, We Might Waste Less Money on Banks
Hands off Social Security
A Trillion Dollars for the Banks: How About a Second Opinion?
How Much Do We Have to Pay Fannie and Freddie Execs to Lose Us Billions?
G-20: Why support the IMF?
Europe's Leaders Must Say "Stimulus"
Obama's Restructuring of the Auto Industry
Geithner’s Plan Will Tax Main Street to Make Wall Street Richer
China’s Empty Threat
A Stimulus for Working Fewer Hours
Budget Deficits and Blow Up Dolls: It's the Economy Stupid!
The Geithner Plan: Billions More for Failed Banks
The Battle Over the AIG Bonuses: Class War in the Media
More Federal Stimulus Funds Will Be Needed
The Granny Bashers: Different Facts, Same Policy
Getting Lehman Wrong a Second Time
Unions and Unemployment: The Battle Over the Employee Free Choice Act Gets Ugly
Our Economy Fails Without Manufacturing
We Demand to See More Transparency
Competing Views of Government: Universal Medicare or Government-Protected Insurance Companies
East Asia's Revenge: The Crash of the Housing Bubble
The Santelli Screed Hits Wrong Target on Mortgage Bailout
Are We Really Nostalgic for the Great Depression?
The Solution to the Budget Deficit
The Peter G. Peterson Crew Is Coming After Your Social Security and Medicare
Quick, What's Wrong With a Tax Cut that Shortens Work Hours?
Stop Baby Boomer Bashing: Protect Social Security and Medicare
Stimulus II: Reaffirm Support for Social Security
The Economists Who Missed the Housing Bubble Are Coming After Your Social Security
The TARP Dog and Pony Show
Fewer Jobs: Stimulus on the Cheap
New Thinking on the Economy
Buy America and the Knee-Jerk "Free Trade" Crowd
Fannie Mae’s Overpaid Board: Can President Obama Turn Words Into Action?
Time for Bank Rationalization
Pass the Stimulus - Then Help Shorten the Work Week
The Banks Have Stolen Enough; It's Time to Take Them Over
The Anti-Stimulus Crowd Blows a Gasket
Time for Jobs: How Shorter Work Weeks / Work Years Can Be Stimulus
Stimulus Bashing and the Secret CBO Report
President Obama’s Big Stimulus
TARP II: Money for Banks, Not Homeowners
Helping Homeowners Without Helping Banks: The Economist's Solution
Give Money to Homeowners, Not Banks
Yes, We Can Make the Stimulus More Stimulating
Pssst, the Economy Is Collapsing, Don't Tell Congress
Watch the Dollar
The Highway to Hell: Bad Infrastructure
The Anti-Stimulus Crowd: The Fear of Success
Free Market Myth