Dean Baker's Op-Eds 2012

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Why are We Debating Cuts to Social Security?

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, December 26, 2012

There is No Santa Claus and Bill Clinton Was Not an Economic Savior

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 25, 2012

Free Trade in Medicare: An Alternative to Austerity

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 21, 2012

Antiquated Economic Policy Will Strangle Wealthy Country Growth in 2013

Dean Baker
Valor Econômico (Brazil), December 19, 2012

Em Português

Michigan Republicans Deny Police Officers and Firefighters the Right to Work

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 17, 2012

The Bowles and Simpson Traveling Circus

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), December 12, 2012

Profit Share Hits Record High, as Politicians are Distracted by Deficit Dispute

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, December 11, 2012

The Budget Thugs: What Do They Know About the Economy?

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 10, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff and Baby Killing Doctors

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, December 3, 2012

The Serious People Are on the War Path

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 3, 2012

Fighting Back Against the Eurozone Tyrants

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, November 28, 2012

Did Social Security and Medicare Crash the Economy?

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), November 26, 2012

If the Budget Debate Had a Nate Silver

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 26, 2012

The Shrill and the Serious

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 19, 2012

The Deficit Crisis Mongers Go Off the Deep End

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 16, 2012

After the Big Day, More of the Same

Dean Baker
Caixin Online, November 14, 2012

The Loss of Housing Wealth

Dean Baker
Boston Review, November 2012

Re-writing the History of the Housing Bubble and the Economic Crisis

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 12, 2012

The Crisis of the Deficit Crisis Mongers

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, November 12, 2012

Saving the Planet or 'Fixing' the Debt

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 8, 2012

Romney’s Global Warming Joke Should Haunt Him

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 5, 2012

The Campaign to Fix the Debt and the Hair Club for Men

Dean Baker
Salon, November 1, 2012

Inequality: The Silly Tales Economists Like to Tell

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 30, 2012

Is the Budget 'Crisis' History?

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 29, 2012

Is President Obama Opting to Lose the Election?

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), October 26, 2012

Obama's Biggest Failure

Dean Baker
Caixin Online, October 23, 2012

The Economics of Social Security in the Presidential Race

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 24, 2012
En Español

Clinton Criticizes Voters for Not Appreciating the Great Economy He’s Given Them

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 22, 2012

The Wrecking Society: Economics Today

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 15, 2012

The National Debt and Our Children: How Dumb Does Washington Think We Are?

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 15, 2012

Jack Welch Has No Clue About Jobs Numbers

Dean Baker
CNN Opinion, October 10, 2012

Social Security: President Obama’s Biggest Failure in Last Week’s Debate

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 8, 2012

Economic Policy Makers Do Not Know Which Way Is Up

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 8, 2012

Arithmetic Trumps Eurozone Politics

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 1, 2012

Cracking Down on China Means Cracking Down on Mitt Romney

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 1, 2012

Tax Policy Not the Root of U.S. Economic Problem

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), September 25, 2012

Romney, Ryan and the Cult of Entrepreneurship

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 24, 2012

Debt Worries: Economists Fail Arithmetic, Again

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 24, 2012

Economic Growth Isn’t About ‘Makers’ vs. ‘Takers’

Dean Baker
Yahoo! Finance, September 19, 2012

Does President Obama Want to Cut Social Security by 3 Percent?

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 17, 2012

Chicago School Teachers Give Us All a Lesson

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, September 17, 2012

Deficit Reduction, Wall Street, and Whales

Dean Baker and Ted Boettner
The Charleston Gazette (WV), September 15, 2012

U.S.–China Trade in a Time of Economic Weakness

Dean Baker
China/U.S. Focus, September 14, 2012

The Erskine Bowles Stock Index and the S&P 500

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 10, 2012

Farewell To Bill

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 10, 2012

Prizes as Mechanism to Fund Innovation: We All Lose

Dean Baker
Eureka (The Times of London), September 6, 2012

Romney’s Success at Bain Capital: The Business as Scam Model

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 4, 2012

Canada Proves the Decline of Unions is Not Inevitable

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, September 3, 2012

Poverty: The New Growth Industry in America

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, August 29, 2012
En Español

Doctors Remove Bullet From Victim's Head, Seek to Determine Cause of Death

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, August 27, 2012

“Trans-Pacific Partnership” is Washington Speak for Corruption and Theft

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 27, 2012

Romney Pledges a Fed that Will Screw Workers

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 27, 2012

The $ 1.2 Trillion Health Care Tax

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, August 21, 2012

'Courage' In Washington Doesn’t Have the Same Meaning

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 20, 2012

Does Paul Ryan Know What’s in His Budget?

Dean Baker
Yahoo! Finance, August 17, 2012

Representative Ryan’s Far-Right Agenda: The Media Can’t Take the Truth

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 13, 2012

Will the Romney Campaign Lead Democrats to Adopt Better Economics?

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 13, 2012

The Fed, Ben Bernanke, and the Rotten Libor
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, August 7, 2012

Tiny Tax Would Make a Big Difference
Dean Baker
The New York Times (Room for Debate), August 7, 2012

Beating Back the CEO Attack on Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout, August 6, 2012

The Return of the Double-Dip Crowd

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), July 25, 2012

Scare Stories Over Higher Tax Rates Are Just Silly
Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), July 31, 2012

Germany Is Scared to Throw Greece Out of the Euro
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 30, 2012

The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare
Dean Baker
Truthout.org, July 30, 2012

Housing Bubbles Are Not Funny
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, July 24, 2012

Raising the Minimum Wage Is Cheap and Easy
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 23, 2012

The Health Care Battles in the United States
Dean Baker
Caixin Online, July 19, 2012

Technology and Inequality: The Happy Myth
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 16, 2012

California Gold Rush? Righting Underwater Mortgages
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 16, 2012

The D.C. Blackouts and Global Warming
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, July 9, 2012

Wall Street Speculation Tax: A Way to Address Corruption
Dean Baker
Yahoo! Finance, July 9, 2012

The Dirt on Erskine Bowles: The Tame Half of Bowles-Simpson
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 9, 2012

Leisure Beats Unemployment
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 3, 2012

A Wall Street Gambling Tax: The Remedy to Inequality
Dean Baker
Truthout, July 2, 2012

Will Global Warming Do in Mitt Romney?
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, July 1, 2012

The Regulation Monster
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 25, 2012

The Story of the Housing Crash Recession That Politicians Don’t Want to Tell
Dean Baker
Yahoo! Finance, June 19, 2012

Will the Fed Rescue the Economy?
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 18, 2012

Liberals Working for the Right
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 18, 2012

The Return of the Demographic Crisis
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, June 13, 2012

Fed Survey Shows Middle Class Took a Big Hit
Dean Baker
CNN, June 13, 2012

The Debt is Not a Measure of Generational Burdens
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 12, 2012

Alan Simpson: The Washington Elite’s Attack Dog
Dean Baker
Truthout, June 4, 2012

Bad Jobs Report Distracts from the Real Bad Economic News
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 4, 2012

Hot Air Over Gas Prices
Dean Baker and Bruce Bartlett
Politico, May 30, 2012

If Facebook Falls on Its Face
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 22, 2012

Mortgage and Securitization Fraud: Where’s the Task Force?
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 21, 2012

The Pirate Party Knows Where the Money Is
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, May 14, 2012

Deficit Reduction: The Great Distraction
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 14, 2012

The Human Disaster of Unemployment
Dean Baker and Kevin Hassett
The New York Times, May 12, 2012

Greek Voters Give the Boot to Austerity
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 7, 2012

Bernie Sanders Advocates a Free Market in AIDS Drugs
Dean Baker
Truthout, May 7, 2012

Mitt Romney's Partner in Crime: Ed Conard's Unintended Consequences
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, May 2, 2012

Everyone Agrees That the Decline in Private-Sector Pay Has Been Understated
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, May 2, 2012

The United Kingdom Does Austerity So We Don’t Have To
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, May 1, 2012

Budget Bunk: The Old Pox on Both Your Houses Game
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 30, 2012

Bad Economic News: Worrying About the Weather
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 26, 2012

Killing the Messenger: The Downsizing and Death of the Postal Service
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, April 23, 2012

Shareholders Say No on Citigroup CEO Pay
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 23, 2012

The Son of the Housing Bubble: First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, April 18, 2012

The Supreme Court Case Over the Obama Health Care Plan

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh
(South Korea), April 2012

Work Sharing: The Way for States to Reduce Unemployment
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, April 18, 2012

The War on Public Sector Workers
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 16, 2012

Faith-Based Economics at the European Central Bank
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 11, 2012

Obama and Romney are Politicians, not Visionaries
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 9, 2012

The Weather and the U.S. Economy
Dean Baker
Caixin Online, April 9, 2012

The United States as Number 2
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, April 4, 2012
En Español

The Supreme Scream: Obamacare After the Court Ruling
Dean Baker
Truthout, April 2, 2012

Home Health Aides Deserve a Living Wage
Dean Baker and Steven L. Dawson
The Washington Post, March 29, 2012

White House Burning: Putting Out the Wrong Fire
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, March 26, 2012

The Paul Ryan Rorschach Test
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 26, 2012

The Rent Is Too Damn High: Apple Edition
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, March 21, 2012

What’s This “We” Jazz, White Man? Paul Ryan Edition
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 20, 2012

Medicare Costs Too Much and They Better Not Cut It
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 19, 2012

Obama Deserves Credit for the Recovery
Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), March 13, 2012

Getting Labor Unions to the Adult Table: Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right
Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, March 13, 2012

Affirmative Action for School Reformers?
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 12, 2012

The Economic Recovery Fad
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 12, 2012

The Iceland Follies: Loony Currency Schemes
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, March 6, 2012

Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Bowles-Simpson Commission Report
Dean Baker
Truthout, March 5, 2012

Gas in the U.S. Elections
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 27, 2012

Work Sharing: A Creative Way to Avoid Unemployment
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 27, 2012

What If the Next Steve Jobs is Chinese?
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 21, 2012

Greece and Those Wild and Crazy Guys at the ECB
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, February 21, 2012

Work Sharing Provision an Essential Part of Payroll Tax Cut Bill
Dean Baker
Economic Intelligence (U.S. News & World Report), February 17, 2012

Revisiting the Second Great Depression and Other Fairy Tales
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 16, 2012

Policy Follies in the Housing Market: The First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 13, 2012

Mortgage Settlement Lets Banks Off the Hook, Again
Dean Baker
CNN, February 13, 2012

Deficit Reduction Won't Create Jobs
Dean Baker
Economic Intelligence (U.S. News & World Report), February 10, 2012

The Facebook Follies
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, February 7, 2012

Debt, Toll Roads and Patents
Dean Baker
Truthout, February 6, 2012

United Kingdom Shows That Austerity Does Not Grow the Economy
Dean Baker
Economic Intelligence (U.S. News & World Report), January 30, 2012

A Competitive Dollar: The Missing Link in President Obama’s Manufacturing Agenda
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 30, 2012

Invisible Bond Vigilantes Attack the White House
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 24, 2012

Do Progressives Have to Be Loser Liberals?
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, January 24, 2012

The Surefire Way to End Online Piracy: End Copyright
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 23, 2012

A Heaping Helping of Ridicule for the Fed, Please
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 18, 2012

Time Is On Our Side: The Survival of Social Security
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 16, 2012

The Housing Bubble and What Greenspan Should Have Done
Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, January 11, 2012

Will Romney Lie His Way to the White House?
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 9, 2012

The Bogus Case Against the Minimum Wage Hike
Dean Baker and John Schmitt
Salon, January 4, 2012

Budget Balancers and Global Warmers
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 3, 2012

Keystone Jobs Versus Competitive Dollar Jobs
Dean Baker
Truthout, January 2, 2012