Dean Baker's Op-Eds 2013

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Economists and Astronomers: Why Are the Former Lost in Space?

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, December 30, 2013

Centrists Have No Right to Lecture Anyone on Growth

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 30, 2013

Inequality: Government Is a Perp, Not a Bystander

Dean Baker
Truth Out, December 23, 2013

The Bernanke Legacy

Dean Baker
The Guardian, December 23, 2013

The End of the Assault on Social Security and Medicare

Dean Baker
Truth Out, December 16, 2013

Burying the Clinton Legacy: A Necessary Step Toward Full Employment

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, December 16, 2013

A Budget Deal That Does Nothing to Boost the Economy

Dean Baker
CNN, December 11, 2013

AIG and the City of Chicago

Dean Baker
The Guardian, December 9, 2013

Why People with Jobs Should Want Other People to Have Them Too

Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
PBS News Hour, December 6, 2013

Pay Retirees What They’ve Earned

Dean Baker
The New York Times, December 5, 2013

Pension Theft: Class War Goes to the Next Stage

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 4, 2013

Taking Asset Bubbles Seriously

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, December 2, 2013

Everyday Low Wages at Walmart: Brought to You by Government Policy

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 2, 2013

The Path to Renewed Growth

By Dean Baker
International Relations and Security Network, November 28, 2013

It Lowered Wages, as It Was Supposed to Do

Dean Baker
The New York Times, November 25, 2013

More Pain from the ACA: Spending Less on Health Care

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 25, 2013

Technology Didn't Kill Middle Class Jobs, Public Policy Did

Dean Baker
The Guardian, November 25, 2013

The Unemployment Rate at Full Employment: How Low Can You Go?

Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
Economix (The New York Times), November 20, 2013

No One Died at Healthcare.gov: The Phony Crisis of Obamacare

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 18, 2013

Japan is showing the world that stimulus works

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, November 18, 2013

Want 'Free Trade'? Open the Medical and Drug Industry to Competition

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, November 11, 2013

The Obama Pledge on Keeping Your Insurance

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 11, 2013

Taking Aim at the Wrong Deficit

Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
The New York Times, November 6, 2013

The Weak Economy and Deficit Reduction: Deniers and Terrorists

Dean Baker
Truthout, November 4, 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Trade Agreement for Protectionists

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 28, 2013

Alan Greenspan Owes America an Apology

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 28, 2013

After Budget Deal, Time to Move Forward

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 21, 2013
The Huffington Post, October 21, 2013

Obamacare: The Big Job Creator

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 21, 2013

A Debt Default Is Serious, But Not the End of the World

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Reports), October 15, 2013

Republicans Are Delusional About US Spending and Deficits

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, October 14, 2013

The Tea Party and the New York Times Shut Down the Government

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 14, 2013
The Huffington Post, October 14, 2013

Budget and Debt Theatrics

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), October 14, 2013

Smart People, Stupid People, and Budget Politics

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, October 8, 2013

Will Seniors Have to Pay for President Obama’s Victory on Budget Standoff?

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 7, 2013

Shutting Down the Government Over Health Care

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, October 3, 2013

Are Our Parents Stealing from Our Kids? No, They're Not

Dean Baker
The Business Desk (PBS NewsHour), October 2, 2013

Debt Default: The Only Way to Get to Full Employment?

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 30, 2013
The Huffington Post, September 30, 2013

On the Economy, Defining Down Success

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 30, 2013

The U.S. Labor Market and the Great Taper

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), September 18, 2013

The Media’s Broken Record on the Need to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Dean Baker
Common Dreams, September 23, 2013

Obamacare: It’s Better Than You Think

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 23, 2013
The Huffington Post, September 23, 2013

No Time to Taper at the Fed

Dean Baker
USA Today, September 18, 2013

The Simple Reason for the Long Downturn: Housing Bubble Burst

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 16, 2013
The Huffington Post, September 16, 2013

Anniversary Present for Wall Street Banks: A Financial Speculation Tax

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, September 16, 2013

Job Loss at an Hour: Real Problem or Big Whopper?

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), September 9, 2013

The Financial Crisis and the Second Great Depression Myth

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 9, 2013
The Huffington Post, September 9, 2013

Anonymous Sources Working Hard to Make Larry Summers Fed Chair

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 6, 2013

Fed Taper Talk Bursts Bubble

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 2, 2013
The Huffington Post, September 2, 2013

Leisure or Unemployment: It's a Political Question

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, September 1, 2013

Pinching Pensions to Keep Wall Street Fat and Happy

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 26, 2013
The Huffington Post, August 26, 2013

United States Trails Basket Case Japan: But Deficit Is Down

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 26, 2013

The Second-Tier Candidates for Fed Chair: Advancement Through Seniority

Dean Baker
Caixin Online, August 23, 2013

The Amazing Confusion in Economic Policy Debates

Dean Baker
Project Syndicate, August 19, 2013

Larry Summers as Ineffectual Regulator: Tall Tales from the White House

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, August 19, 2013
Al Jazeera English, August 20, 2013

The Battle for Chair of the Federal Reserve Board

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), August 19, 2013

The Big Silicon Valley Super Powerball Lottery

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 19, 2013

The Smart Boys: Larry Summers and Jeff Bezos

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 12, 2013
The Huffington Post, August 12, 2013

Fannie and Freddie: Dead or Alive, But Not In Between

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, August 9, 2013

Glass-Steagall Now: Because the Banks Own Washington

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, August 5, 2013

The Economy Is Awful and Larry Summers Should Not be Fed Chair

Dean Baker
Truthout, August 5, 2013
The Huffington Post, August 5, 2013

What Is ‘Seinfeld’ Worth?

Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
The New York Times, July 31, 2013

Larry Summers’ Biggest Blunder

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 29, 2013

Cruel Arithmetic and President Obama’s Big Speech

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 29, 2013

Buy American: A Counter to Anti-Deficit Bias

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, July 24, 2013

Edward Snowden and Financial Speculation Taxes

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 22, 2013

In Detroit’s Bankruptcy Why Are Contracts with Workers a Joke?

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), July 19, 2013

The Trade Deal With Europe: Don’t Buy the Hype

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 15, 2013

The Return of Larry Summers?

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 15, 2013

Bubble Bursting and Central Bank Forward Guidance

Dean Baker
Project Syndicate, July 11, 2013

British Labor Party Rejects Evolution, Endorses Creationism

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, July 9, 2013

The One Percent Want Your Kidney: Tales of Redistribution

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 8, 2013

Upbeat June Jobs Report Still Leaves U.S. Economy in a Deep Hole

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, July 5, 2013

The Sorry State of Financial Reform in the United States

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), July 3, 2013

Are the Bubbles Back?

Dean Baker
Real World Economics Review, July 2, 2013

Does the Treasury Secretary Have to Be a Lobbyist for Wall Street in Europe?

Dean Baker
Truthout, July 1, 2013

Edward Snowden and the Privatization of National Security

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), June 26, 2013
En Español

The Ben Bernanke Pre-Mature Taper Blues

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, June 24, 2013

Baffling Budget Numbers: Making Reporters Do Their Job

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 24, 2013

Bernanke's Surprise Announcement

Dean Baker
Caixin, June 24, 2013

S&P Debt Ratings: The Search for Meaning

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 17, 2013

Celebrate the Defeat of the Granny Bashers!

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 17, 2013

The Re-emergence of Housing Bubbles: Should We Be Worried?

Dean Baker
Project Syndicate, June 13, 2013

The Trade Deal Scam

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 11, 2013

Student Loans on the Cheap

Dean Baker
Truthout, June 5, 2013

Time to Retire Greenspan and Trichet’s Pensions

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, June 3, 2013
En Español

Austerity Advocates Have Been Wrong About Everything

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), May 30, 2013

The Only Real Problem Is Political

Dean Baker
Room for Debate (The New York Times), May 29, 2013

Return of the Housing Bubble?

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), May 29, 2013

Excel Spreadsheet Error, Ha Ha! Lessons from the Reinhart-Rogoff Controversy

Dean Baker
Truthout, May 27, 2013

Taxing Vacant Property: A Route to Internal Devaluation

Dean Baker
Project Syndicate, May 13, 2013

Cutting Social Security and Not Taxing Wall Street

Dean Baker
Truthout, May 15, 2013

Destroying the Lair of the Budget-Balancing Cretins

Dean Baker

Al Jazeera English, May 13, 2013

Congress Should Put Down the Gun: End the Debt Ceiling

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), May 10, 2013

Moody’s Get Faddish on Public Pensions

Dean Baker
Truthout, May 7, 2013

Debt Derangement

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, May 6, 2013

The Post Reinhart-Rogoff World: Fiscal Policy Without Fear

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, May 7, 2013

Logic Deficit: Why Were Reinhart-Rogoff Ever Taken Seriously?

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 30, 2013

Obama's Slow-Motion Sequester Laid Basis for Sped-Up Version

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, April 29, 2013

Political Corruption and the "Free Trade" Racket

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, April 29, 2013

Crashing the 90 Percent Club: The Importance of the Reinhart-Rogoff Error

Dean Baker
Caixin Online, April 23, 2013

Deficits are Bad and the Sun Goes Around the Earth

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 22, 2013

Did a Spreadsheet Error Cost You Your Job?

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), April 17, 2013

Corporate Governance and CEO Pay: The Cesspool at the Top

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 17, 2013

Will Social Security Be Unchained? Attacking the Serious People

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, April 15, 2013

Obama Accepts the Agenda of Misguided Washington Elites

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), April 11, 2013

Indian Drug Ruling Strikes a Blow for Free Enterprise

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 8, 2013

March Jobs Report Will End Talk of an Accelerating Recovery

Dean Baker
Politix, April 5, 2013

The Attack on Social Security and Disability: Profiting From Mistakes

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), April 4, 2013

Profit Shares Hit New Highs, Washington Focuses on Disability

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 1, 2013

Reducing Unemployment: Lessons from Germany

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, April 1, 2013

The London Whale, Cyprus and Washington

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 25, 2013

Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security: Media Don’t Notice

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 25, 2013

Worms, Pond Scum and Economists

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 18, 2013

Economists and Future Living Standards

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, March 18, 2013

Big Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down on Wall Street?

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 11, 2013

Use Antitrust Policy to Break Up Mammoth Banks

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), March 8, 2013

Is the American Jobs Machine Coming Back?

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, March 8, 2013

The Sequester Silliness

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), March 6, 2013

The Kids Will Be Rich, Unless Peter Peterson’s Kids Take Their Money

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, March 5, 2013

The Sequester Is President Obama’s Fault

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 4, 2013

The Story of Population Growth: Servants and Their Bosses

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 26, 2013

Macho Men, Social Security, and the Chained CPI

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 25, 2013

Fix the Debt's Fuzzy Math

Dean Baker
The Nation, February 20, 2013

We Need Job Creation, Not Talk of Debt-to-GDP Ratios

Dean Baker
Debate Club (U.S. News & World Report), February 20, 2013

Debt-to-GDP Nonsense

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, February 18, 2013

Minimum Wage: Who Decided Workers Should Fall Behind?

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 18, 2013

Does Government Need to Do More?

Dean Baker
Room for Debate (The New York Times), February 11, 2013

Fix the Debt and a Wall Street Sales Tax

Dean Baker
The Huffington Post, February 12, 2013

U.S. Economy Ignores Fiscal Cliff, but Growth Remains Weak

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), February 8, 2013

The Deficit: Why We Should Make It Grow

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, February 8, 2013

Tax Games and Redistributing Income Upward

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 4, 2013

Larry Summers and the Davos Scam

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, February 4, 2013

The Deficit Hawks: When Did They Stop Being Wrong About the Economy?

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 28, 2013

Timothy Geithner Saved Wall Street, not the Economy

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 28, 2013

Aaron Swartz, Financial Fraud, and the Justice Department

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 21, 2013

Four More Years of 'It Could Have Been Worse'

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, January 22, 2013

Jack Lew: More of the Same at Treasury

Dean Baker
Caixin Online, January 17, 2013

The 3 Percent Cut to Social Security, aka the Chained CPI

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 14, 2013

Timothy Geithner: Modern Day Metternich

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 11, 2013

On Budget Cuts, the Political Gap Is Informational, Not Ideological

Dean Baker
The Exchange (Yahoo! Finance), January 9, 2013

The U.S. Economy After the Fiscal Cliff

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh (South Korea), January 9, 2013

Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 8, 2013

Will Japan Lead the Path Away from the Fiscal Cliff?

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera English, January 7, 2013

Leave Social Security Alone; It’s Irrelevant to the Deficit

Dean Baker
Room for Debate (The New York Times), January 2, 2013

Look Beyond the Fiscal Cliff

Dean Baker
CNN, January 2, 2013

Prospects for 2013

Dean Baker
New Left Project, January 2, 2013

The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Who Got Thrown Off?

Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, January 1, 2013