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Sunday May 22, 2022
Dean Baker

  • April 11, 2022

    Pricing matters

    This week President Biden announced that he would release 1 million barrels per day from the strategic oil reserves. This action was generally...

  • March 08, 2022

    No driving

    From my Twitter feed it seems that Sarah Palin has been resurrected. All sorts of centrist-liberal types are yelling ‘drill baby, drill!’ as a...

  • December 16, 2021

    Omicron news

    At this point, we still don’t know very much about the Omicron variant, except that it spreads far more quickly than the Delta variant. The data...

  • September 08, 2021

    It won’t go away

    Politicians in Washington tend to be a pretty arrogant group. They think they can just define their own terms and expect everyone else just to...

  • September 06, 2021

    Problem in economics

    The release of the new Social Security Trustees Report, coupled with a New York Times article on what strikes me as a rather silly debate on...

  • April 13, 2021

    A vaccine summit

    Getting the world vaccinated is not about some feel-good gestures, like a few billion dollars for COVAX, the Bill Gates-inspired initiative to make...

  • March 18, 2021

    Economic optimism

    More than 20 percent of workers now report that they are working from home at least part-time as a result of the pandemic. While many of these...

  • January 31, 2021

    The vaccine rollout

    The vaccine rollout process has been painfully slow in the United States. More than 40 days after the first vaccine was approved for emergency use...

  • January 16, 2021

    Lost jobs

    The economy lost 140,000 jobs in December, all of which can be attributed to a plunge in restaurant employment of 372,000. Other sectors highly...

  • August 21, 2020

    Covid-19 and the lost GDP

    Some folks have complained about the loss of GDP over the last five months and questioned whether the shutdowns have been worth the price. While...