Dean Baker's Op-Eds 2011
The ECB’s High Wire Act
The Payroll Tax Battle: Winning What We Don’t Really Want
The Cowardly Senator Wyden
The Eurozone Crisis Is Not About Market Discipline
Economic Conflicts with China and Class War in the United States
Will an Incompetent European Central Bank be Allowed to Wreck the World Economy?
The Stop Online Piracy Act: Class War in Cyberspace
What Should the Fed Do Next?: It Has to Be More Aggressive
Time to Retake Politics from the One Percent in Both Political Parties
Time for the Fed to Take Over the European Central Bank’s Job
The Supercommittee of the One Percent Goes Down in Flames
The Supercommittee Should Go Really Big and Turn Against the One Percent
Will the Euro be Destroyed by Ideologues?
The Myth of the Wealthy Elderly
If the Greek People Got to Negotiate Directly with the ECB and the IMF
The One Percent Turns Class War Into Generational War
The Spurious Case Against a Financial Transactions Tax
Secret of the Flat Tax: Middle Class Pays More So Rich Pay Less
Occupy the European Central Bank
Supercommittee of the One Percent Won’t Even Think of Taxing Wall Street
A Generation of CEOs Who Don’t Know How to Raise Wages
Trichet’s Rein at the ECB: No Party for Europe
Regulation Is the Cause of Unemployment: Badge of Ignorance
#OccupyWallStreet: The Real Tea Party
Dodd-Frank Brings Transparency to Financial Industry
Democracy Versus Bankers at the Fed
When Being Rich Makes Us Poor, People Should Occupy Wall Street
Double Dip Nonsense: Excuses for a Pathetic Recovery
Taxing Nothing: Make Owners of Vacant Property Pay
What Would Keynes Do? Get the Dollar Down
Steve Jobs and Alan Greenspan
Bill Clinton Is Baaaaaaaaack!
Stimulus Works, But Only When It Is Big Enough
Why Don’t the Deficit Hawks Want to Tax Wall Street?
Can China Save the World Economy?
The Social Security Tax Cut and the Ignorance of Political Experts
Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme? Is the Washington Post a Criminal Enterprise?
How Global Trade Can Rein in Health Costs
Three Things to Love (and a Few More to Hate) About Obama’s Jobs Plan
Does President Obama Want to Impose a Crushing Burden on Our Children?
Lehman Three Years Later: What We Haven’t Learned
The Corrupt Arithmetic of the Federal Reserve Board
The Trick to Creating Middle Class Jobs: Stop Destroying Them
Getting Those Republican Attacks Right
Santa Claus and the S&P Market Crash
Do Liberals Have to Be Losers?
Hurricane Perry Bashes East Coast
President Obama Discovers How Serious the Recession Is
The Double Dipsters are Wrong and It Makes a Difference
Why Is President Obama So Anxious to Cut Social Security?
How Long Will We Tolerate an Incompetent Cult Running Central Banks?
Shorter Weeks, Longer Vacations
The S&P Downgrade Market Plunge Myth
President Obama Joins the Cult of Economics Deniers
Why We Aren't Like Greece
Work Sharing is the Answer
India's Exports Vital for the U.S.
The Economic Illiterates Step Up the Attack on Social Security and Medicare
Will the Popular Movements Teach the European Central Bank Economics?
A Fix for the Debt Ceiling That No One Is Talking About
Will the U.S. Credit Rating Be Downgraded? Does the Norwegian Lunatic Killer Like Americans?
While They Argued Over the Debt Limit
The Nonsense Battle Over the Debt Ceiling
President Obama Doesn't Understand the Origins of the Deficit
The Payroll Tax Cut: A Stimulus That Progressives Should Oppose
Pain with the Consumer Price Index
President Obama’s Big Deal: Cuts for Social Security but No Taxes for Wall Street
Budget Games: Wall Street Calls The Play for Republicans
Budget Blowhards: Why the Budget Debate Is Destined to Become Ever More Painful
Economic Illiteracy: Blame the Teachers
Central Banks and Budget Deficits
The Employer Payroll Tax Cut
If It’s Not Different This Time, Why Do We Have Economists?
Ron Paul’s Surprisingly Lucid Solution to the Debt Ceiling Impasse
Keep Social Security Safe from Politicians who Want to Save it
Work Sharing: A Full Employment Plan Too Simple for the Wonks
Right to Rent: Will the Obama Administration Finally Fix Housing?
When Did the IMF Learn About the Economy?
The Endgame on the Debt Ceiling
Creationists, Flat-Earthers, and Deficit Hawks
Political Advice to Republicans on Medicare
Are We Entering the Second Great Depression?
Bernie Sanders Tries Some Clear Thinking on Prescription Drugs
The Beatification of Senator Simpson
Union Maid Does in Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Next President of France
Peter Peterson and the Deficit Ostriches
Can the Greek People Teach the ECB Economics?
More Bad Housing Policy
The Stimulus Did Not Create Jobs: The 35,496th Try
The Good News and the Bad News in the Social Security Trustees' Report
Boosting the Economy: The Best Way to Balance the Budget
The Big Retailers Versus the Big Banks: It Makes a Big Difference
Why Does Senator McCaskill Want to Bankrupt Our Children?
If the U.S. Economy Went Off a Cliff Would Anyone Notice?
It’s the Health Care Stupid
Deficit Fever: Loon Tune Time Among the Elite
The Battle is Over Money, Not Philosophy
Budget Deficits, Accounting Identities, and China Bashing
Representative Ryan Makes a Clear Case
Tyranny of the Central Bankers
Obama's Focus Should Be on Jobs, Not Deficit
What is Hard to Understand About Firing Economists?
Paul Ryan in Your Pockets: Government by People Who Hate You
Honest Economic Thinking Is More Important Than "New" Economic Thinking
Representative Ryan's Valuable Service
The Great Jobs Report Celebration
It’s Time for Representative Ryan to Man Up
Macho Men are Wrong on Social Security
The Debit Card No-Brainer and Financial Reform
The Deficit Hawks Target Nurses and Firefighters
The Imaginary World in Which Washington Lives
Japan’s Earthquake May Shake World Economy
Evidence of Intelligent Life at the IMF
The Key to Rebuilding Workers’ Power: Unrig the Rules
The National Debt, Productivity, and Our Children
Public Pensions 101
Spending Cuts Won't Help 25 Million Hurting for Jobs
Going Sideways: The Battle Over Budget Cuts
Right to Work: Representation Without Taxation
Washington Wrecks the Economy: More Evidence
The Attack Against Social Security: The Power of Incompetence
Greenspan’s Incompetence Badgers Wisconsin’s Workers
Common Ground with Republicans: Nix NSF Funding for Economics
Brookings’ “Heckuva Job, Brownie” Moment: Greenspan’s Keynote Address
The President as Storyteller-in-Chief
Beyond the Huffington Post Windfall: A New Way to Finance Creative Work
If Progressives Wanted to Win
State Budget Cuts: Starting at the Top
The Wrong Crisis
The Trouble With Corporate Taxes: Start With the Drug Companies
The U.K. Does Austerity So the U.S. Doesn’t Have To: Round II
Debts Should be Honored, Except When the Money is Owed to Working People
Should the United States Dissolve Its Government-Sponsored Enterprises?
Peter Peterson’s Budget Ball
The Real Battle With China: Goldman Sachs versus American Workers
Can Harry Be a Hero?
The Tidal Wave of Nonsense on Demography
Making Social Security More Progressive and the Games They Play in Washington
The Economists Forgive Themselves
The Market and Inequality: Progressives Lose When They Accept the Right's Framing
The Progressive Case Against Obama’s New Team
How Many Economists Does it Take to See an Trillion Housing Bubble?
Hugh Jidette and Hugh Janus Go to Washington