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Wednesday October 05, 2022
Dean Baker
Dean Baker

  • September 28, 2022

    Interest hikes

    Catherine Rampell’s latest Washington Post column argued that lower-income people have been hardest hit by inflation, so they will benefit most if...

  • July 22, 2022

    Loud chorus

    There is a loud and growing chorus demanding that the Fed follow a path of aggressive rate hikes, which will inevitably lead to higher unemployment...

  • June 23, 2022

    Accurate representation

    It was very frustrating to read Noam Scheiber’s profile of Jaz Brisack, the person who led the first successful union organizing drive at a...

  • June 16, 2022

    Wage-price spiral

    That’s the question millions are asking, or hopefully at least the folks at the Fed making decisions on interest rates. Ostensibly, the Fed is...

  • June 12, 2022

    Giving the rich all of our money

    There are legitimate debates over what tax rates should be, even if many of us consider the current tax rates on the rich and super-rich far too...

  • 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...