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Dean Baker

  • June 25, 2019

    The population story

    A theme often repeated in the media is that Japan is suffering terribly because of its low birth rates and shrinking population. This has meant slow...

  • January 22, 2019

    The next recession

    With the New Year and the US recovery soon to be record-breaking in duration, many are asking when the next recession is likely to come and what...

  • September 18, 2018

    The bank bailout

    This week marked 10 years since the harrowing descent into the financial crisis – when the huge investment bank Lehman Bros went into bankruptcy,...

  • July 31, 2018

    Trump’s tariffs

    Donald Trump made his opposition to much of America’s international trade policy a central theme in his presidential campaign, and his position...

  • May 31, 2018

    Trade deficit

    A trade deficit reduces demand in the economy. It means that some of our spending is creating demand in Europe or Mexico, rather than in the United...

  • December 21, 2017

    Growth and debt

    It now appears likely that the Republicans will get their tax cuts through Congress and signed by President Trump. This will be a political...