Dean Bak­er is co-direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Eco­nom­ic and Pol­i­cy Research and co-author of Social Secu­ri­ty: The Pho­ny Cri­sis (Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go Press, 2000).
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Trump’s Trade War with China Benefits Big Corporations—Not Ordinary Workers
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How the New York Times’ Budget Coverage Keeps the Public in the Dark
Numbers without any context only serve to mislead the reader.
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What the New York Times Gets Wrong About the Davos Man
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New York Times Invents Left-Leaning Economists to Attack Bernie Sanders
The Times pieces misleads readers into thinking there is more skepticism about Sanders' plan among lefty economists than there actually is.
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The New Yorker’s Blind Shooting at Bernie Sanders
Sanders' appeal to millennials isn't "retro"—it's because eight years after the Great Recession, young people are still feeling the squeeze.
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The New Yorker Wants You To Be Afraid of the Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn—Very Afraid
"Quantitative easing" isn't a far-left fantasy—it's mainstream economics.
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Supporting Bernie Sanders Because He Supports Workers? David Brooks Thinks You Have a Mental Problem
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WashPost’s Support of Trans-Pacific Partnership Is In Line with a Tradition of Contempt for Workers
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Workers Are Losing Manufacturing Jobs Because of Policy, Not NYT’s Mysterious “Tectonic Forces”
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For New York Times, U.S. Labor Abuses At Home and Abroad Are a Thing of Decades Past
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The NYT Is Wrong: Greece Shouldn’t Accept Endless Depression Because Default Might Be Painful
The paper of record says Greeks should look to the example of Argentina's 2001 default. But that default actually seems to have tremendously benefited the country.
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Americans Clearly Aren’t Buying into Democrats’ Empty Economic Promises
The Democrats have failed to put forward a program that offers real improvement in the average person's life.
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Productivity: Is The Boom Over?
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Victory in the Medicare Drug War?
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Numbers Before Politics
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The Falling Dollar
The solution, not the problem
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Cutting Our Benefits
Bush begins second term by attacking Social Security
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The Economy
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The Bush Budget
More for the military and more deficits
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Buy In Now, Pay Later
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Drug Deals
The profits in patents
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Market Up, Jobs Down
Working people face more hard times
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Economic Fix
How to salvage a broken economy
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Bursting Bubbles
Why the economy will go from bad to worse
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Market Opportunities