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The ECB’s High Wire Act
Dean Baker
International Relations and Security Network, December 22, 2011

The Payroll Tax Battle: Winning What We Don’t Really Want
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 19, 2011

The Cowardly Senator Wyden
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 19, 2011

The Eurozone Crisis Is Not About Market Discipline
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, December 19, 2011

Economic Conflicts with China and Class War in the United States
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 12, 2011

Will an Incompetent European Central Bank be Allowed to Wreck the World Economy?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 5, 2011

The Stop Online Piracy Act: Class War in Cyberspace
Dean Baker
Truthout, December 5, 2011

What Should the Fed Do Next?: It Has to Be More Aggressive
Dean Baker
The New York Times (Room for Debate), November 30, 2011

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

Time for the Fed to Take Over the European Central Bank’s Job
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, 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

Will the Euro be Destroyed by Ideologues?
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, November 17, 2011

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

If the Greek People Got to Negotiate Directly with the ECB and the IMF
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 8, 2011

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

The Spurious Case Against a Financial Transactions Tax
Dean Baker
International Relations and Security Network, November 2, 2011

Secret of the Flat Tax: Middle Class Pays More So Rich Pay Less
Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), November 1, 2011

Will the European Central Bank Solve the Euro Zone Crisis?

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), November 2011

Occupy the European Central Bank
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, November 1, 2011

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

A Generation of CEOs Who Don’t Know How to Raise Wages
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 24, 2011

Trichet’s Rein at the ECB: No Party for Europe
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 24, 2011

Regulation Is the Cause of Unemployment: Badge of Ignorance
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 21, 2011

#OccupyWallStreet: The Real Tea Party
Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), October 19, 2011

Dodd-Frank Brings Transparency to Financial Industry
Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), October 17, 2011
En Español

Democracy Versus Bankers at the Fed
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 17, 2011

When Being Rich Makes Us Poor, People Should Occupy Wall Street
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 10, 2011
En Español

Double Dip Nonsense: Excuses for a Pathetic Recovery
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 10, 2011

Taxing Nothing: Make Owners of Vacant Property Pay
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 7, 2011

What Would Keynes Do? Get the Dollar Down
Dean Baker
The Nation, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs and Alan Greenspan
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, October 5, 2011

Bill Clinton Is Baaaaaaaaack!
Dean Baker
Truthout, October 3, 2011

Stimulus Works, But Only When It Is Big Enough
Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), September 27, 2011

Why Don’t the Deficit Hawks Want to Tax Wall Street?
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 26, 2011

Can China Save the World Economy?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 22, 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

How Global Trade Can Rein in Health Costs
Dean Baker and Jagdish Bhagwati
CNN Money, September 16, 2011

Three Things to Love (and a Few More to Hate) About Obama’s Jobs Plan
Dean Baker
The New Republic, September 15, 2011

Does President Obama Want to Impose a Crushing Burden on Our Children?
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 12, 2011

Lehman Three Years Later: What We Haven’t Learned
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 12, 2011

The Corrupt Arithmetic of the Federal Reserve Board
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, September 9, 2011

The Trick to Creating Middle Class Jobs: Stop Destroying Them
Dean Baker
Room for Debate (The New York Times), September 6, 2011

Getting Those Republican Attacks Right
Dean Baker
Truthout, September 6, 2011

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

Do Liberals Have to Be Losers?
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Perry Bashes East Coast
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 29, 2011

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

The Double Dipsters are Wrong and It Makes a Difference
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, August 24, 2011

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

How Long Will We Tolerate an Incompetent Cult Running Central Banks?
Dean Baker
International Relations and Security Network, August 22, 2011

Shorter Weeks, Longer Vacations
Dean Baker
Room For Debate (The New York Times), August 16, 2011

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

President Obama Joins the Cult of Economics Deniers
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 15, 2011

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

Work Sharing is the Answer
Dean Baker
The American Prospect, August 10, 2011

India's Exports Vital for the U.S.
Dean Baker
Financial Chronicle, August 7, 2011

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

Will the Popular Movements Teach the European Central Bank Economics?
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, August 8, 2011
En Español

A Fix for the Debt Ceiling That No One Is Talking About
Dean Baker
The New Republic, August 1, 2011

Will the U.S. Credit Rating Be Downgraded? Does the Norwegian Lunatic Killer Like Americans?
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 1, 2011

While They Argued Over the Debt Limit
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 1, 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

Budget Blowhards: Why the Budget Debate Is Destined to Become Ever More Painful
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 11, 2011

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

Central Banks and Budget Deficits
Dean Baker
International Relations and Security Network, July 6, 2011

The Employer Payroll Tax Cut
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 5, 2011

If It’s Not Different This Time, Why Do We Have Economists?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 5, 2011
En Español

Ron Paul’s Surprisingly Lucid Solution to the Debt Ceiling Impasse
Dean Baker
The New Republic, July 2, 2011

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

Work Sharing: A Full Employment Plan Too Simple for the Wonks
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 30, 2011

Right to Rent: Will the Obama Administration Finally Fix Housing?
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 27, 2011

When Did the IMF Learn About the Economy?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 20, 2011

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

Creationists, Flat-Earthers, and Deficit Hawks
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 10, 2011

Political Advice to Republicans on Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 6, 2011

Are We Entering the Second Great Depression?
Dean Baker
The New Republic, June 6, 2011

Bernie Sanders Tries Some Clear Thinking on Prescription Drugs
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 31, 2011

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

Union Maid Does in Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Next President of France
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 24, 2011

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

Can the Greek People Teach the ECB Economics?
Dean Baker
May 19, 2011, International Relations and Security Network

More Bad Housing Policy
Dean Baker
May 19, 2011, The Guardian Unlimited

The Stimulus Did Not Create Jobs: The 35,496th Try
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, May 17, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the IMF

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), May 2011

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

Boosting the Economy: The Best Way to Balance the Budget
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 10, 2011

The Big Retailers Versus the Big Banks: It Makes a Big Difference
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 9, 2011

Job Creation the Old Economic Textbook Way: Reducing the Value of the Dollar

Dean Baker
TPMCafé, May 2, 2011

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

If the U.S. Economy Went Off a Cliff Would Anyone Notice?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, 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

Budget Deficits, Accounting Identities, and China Bashing
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 22, 2011

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

Tyranny of the Central Bankers
Dean Baker
International Relations and Security Network, April 18, 2011

Obama's Focus Should Be on Jobs, Not Deficit
Dean Baker
CNN, April 13, 2011

What is Hard to Understand About Firing Economists?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 12, 2011

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

Honest Economic Thinking Is More Important Than "New" Economic Thinking
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, April 11, 2011

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

The Great Jobs Report Celebration
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, 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 Debit Card No-Brainer and Financial Reform
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, 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

Japan’s Earthquake May Shake World Economy
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 22, 2011

Evidence of Intelligent Life at the IMF
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 15, 2011

The Key to Rebuilding Workers’ Power: Unrig the Rules
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 14, 2011

The National Debt, Productivity, and Our Children
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 7, 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

Right to Work: Representation Without Taxation
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 28, 2011

Washington Wrecks the Economy: More Evidence
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, February 22, 2011

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

Greenspan’s Incompetence Badgers Wisconsin’s Workers
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 20, 2011

Common Ground with Republicans: Nix NSF Funding for Economics
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, February 18, 2011

Brookings’ “Heckuva Job, Brownie” Moment: Greenspan’s Keynote Address
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 15, 2011

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

Beyond the Huffington Post Windfall: A New Way to Finance Creative Work
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, February 11, 2011

If Progressives Wanted to Win
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 7, 2011

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

The Wrong Crisis
Dean Baker
Boston Review, February 7, 2011

The Trouble With Corporate Taxes: Start With the Drug Companies
Dean Baker
Room for Debate (The New York Times), February 1, 2011

The U.K. Does Austerity So the U.S. Doesn’t Have To: Round II
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 1, 2011

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

Should the United States Dissolve Its Government-Sponsored Enterprises?
Dean Baker
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 23, 2011

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

The Real Battle With China: Goldman Sachs versus American Workers
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 23, 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

The Economists Forgive Themselves
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 15, 2011

The Market and Inequality: Progressives Lose When They Accept the Right's Framing
Dean Baker
TPMCafé, January 11, 2011

The Progressive Case Against Obama’s New Team
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 10, 2011

How Many Economists Does it Take to See an Trillion Housing Bubble?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 5, 2011

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

 

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