Dean Baker

Op-Eds and Columns

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Recent Op-Eds and Columns

The Hedge Fund Managers Tax Break: Because Wall Streeters Want Your Money

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 14, 2014

Ending Tax Breaks for Super-rich Can Make Tax Day Fun for Rest of Us

Dean Baker
Burlington Hawkeye, April 12, 2014
Duluth News-Tribune
, April 11, 2014
Truthout, April 11, 2014
Burlington Hawkeye
, April 11, 2014
Athens Banner Herald
, April 11, 2014
Wapakopneta Daily News
, April 11, 2014
Grand Forks Herald
, April 11, 2014
New Bedford Standard-Times
, April 11, 2014
Palm Springs Desert Sun,
Aprill 11, 2014 
Olean Times-
Herald, Aprill 11, 2014
USA Today, April 10,2014
Bradenton Herald
(FL), April 10, 2014
Feasno Bee, April 10, 2014
Island Packet / Hilton Head (SC), April 10, 2014
Beauford Gazette (SC), April 10, 2014
Bellingham Herald (WA), April 10, 2014
Ancorage DAILY News (AK), April 10, 2014
Modesto Bee, April 10, 2014
Mereced Sun-star (CA), April, 10 2014
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), April 10, 2014
McClatchy DC.COM, April 10, 2014

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 7, 2014

Achieving Full Employment Requires Job Growth in Manufacturing and a Reduction in the Trade Deficit

Susan Houseman and Dean Baker
Roll Call, April 2, 2014

The Tax Code in Action: Charity Starts at the Top

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 31, 2014

Obamacare Secret: If You Quit Your Job, You Have a Plan – and Keep Wages Up

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 31, 2014

Europe Doesn't Need America's Fracked Natural Gas

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, March 24, 2014

An Aging Population Won't Make America Poor

Dean Baker
CNN Money, March 18, 2014

The Progressive Caucus’ Secret Budget

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 17, 2014

Money in Hyping the Generational War Story

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 17, 2014

New York Times Budget Reporting Looks Like RT on Ukraine

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 10, 2014

Would you Delay Buying a Shirt for Months to Save 8 Cents? Me Neither

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 10, 2014

The High-unemployment Budget

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, March 10, 2014

Capital in the 21 Century: Still Mired in the 19th (see correction)

Dean Baker
Huffington Post (The Blog), March 9, 2014

How Finance Gutted Manufacturing

Dean Baker
Boston Review, March 6, 2014

President Obama, the Do-Gooder

Dean Baker
Truthout, March 3, 2014

Is Obamacare Bad News for the “It’s Hard to Find Good Help” Crowd?

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 24, 2014

Those Wall Street Parties Would Be More Fun With a Small Tax

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, February 24, 2014

Why the Stimulus Just Couldn't Do it

Dean Baker
CNN, February 20, 2014

True Free Market Proponents Should Support Private-Public Competition

Dean Baker
The Guardian, February 18, 2014

Corporate Cronyism: The Secret to Overpaid CEOs

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 17, 2014

North Carolina Proves Cutting Unemployment Insurance Pushes People Out of the Labor Force

By John Quinterno and Dean Baker
News Observer, February 13, 2014

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: It’s Not About Trade

Dean Baker
Atlantic-Community, February 12, 2014

Privatizing Fannie and Freddie and the Return of Subprime

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, February 10, 2014

Weak Job Growth, but Declining Unemployment Give Mixed Picture in January

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 7, 2014

On Generational Equity, Healthcare, and Keynesian Economics

Dean Baker
American Prospect, February 6, 2014

The Attack of the Robots: Economists' Silly Fantasies

Dean Baker
The Blog, Huffington Post, February 3, 2014

The False Libertarianism of the Silicon Valley Billionaires

Dean Baker
The Guardian, January 3, 2014

The Checkered Past of Ben Bernanke

Dean Baker
PBS, January 31, 2014

President Obama’s Inequality Story

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 27, 2014

Time to Retire Fears over Aging Populations

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, January 27, 2014

Fiscal Policy, the Long-Term Budget, and Inequality

Dean Baker
American Prospect, January 27, 2014

France's Hollande is Completely out of Touch with Modern Economics

Dean Baker
The Guardian, January 20, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Warnings From NAFTA

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 20, 2014

Medical Travel: If Bill Gates Wanted to Do Something Good for the World

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 13, 2014

Larry Summers Joins the Reality-based Economics Community

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2014

What Can Mayor de Blasio Do?

Dean Baker
The Guardian, January 6, 2014

Obamacare and Those Invincible Youngsters

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 6, 2014

The Big Bang Theory: Is the U.S. Economy Really About to go Boom?

Dean Baker
Politico Magazine, January 2, 2014