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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

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Dean Baker is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC.

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  1. The Fed Should Wait and See
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    The Fed Should Wait and See

    Sep 12, 2022 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Dean Baker see dampening inflation and inflation expectations as reason enough for pausing interest-rate rate hikes.

  2. Inflation Dos and Don’ts
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    Inflation Dos and Don’ts

    Jul 8, 2022 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Dean Baker argue that the problem is on the supply side and that policymakers should look there for solutions.

  3. Intellectual Property for the Twenty-First-Century Economy
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    Intellectual Property for the Twenty-First-Century Economy

    Oct 17, 2017 Joseph E. Stiglitz, et al. support emerging economies' efforts to eliminate barriers to the global diffusion of knowledge.

  4. Obama Versus Obamacare
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    Obama Versus Obamacare

    Feb 10, 2015 Joseph E. Stiglitz, et al. criticize US President Barack Obama for undermining Obamacare's goal of health-care affordability.

  5. The Amazing Confusion in Economic Policy Debates

    The Amazing Confusion in Economic Policy Debates

    Aug 19, 2013 Dean Baker

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    Patriotic Grift

    J. Bradford DeLong clarifies the fundamental difference between today's Democrats and Republicans.
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    Labour’s Economic Plan Lacks Keynesian Ambition

    Robert Skidelsky explains why the new government’s agenda is more of a gamble on growth than a concrete action plan.
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    China Is Exporting Its AI Surveillance State

    Contrary to what many Western policymakers and commentators once hoped, recent analyses have added to the evidence that trade does not always foster democracy or liberalize regimes. Instead, China’s greater integration with the developing world appears to be doing precisely the opposite.

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    Why Are Stocks, Gold, and the Dollar Surging?

    Jeffrey Frankel considers the economic and political factors pushing asset values to all-time highs.
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    How the G20 Could Help Eliminate Hunger and Extreme Poverty

    Kevin Watkins urges the group’s members to harness their economic and political power to advance shared development targets.
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    A Hillbilly Elegy for Ukraine and the West

    Carl Bildt considers the disastrous implications of US vice-presidential nominee J.D. Vance’s worldview.
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    We Are All Biomass

    Slavoj Žižek sees our shared environmental predicament as a stronger basis for solidarity than appeals to compassion.
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    Mordecai Kurz on market power, Big Tech, antitrust, and more

    Mordecai Kurz explains how technology firms abuse patent law to establish and preserve monopolies, criticizes the US Supreme Court’s approach to market power, sheds light on the relationship between innovation and inequality, and more.
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    Biden Rejects the Drug of Power

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race reflects a humility that is far more likely to be found among democratic leaders than authoritarians. But as Donald Trump has shown – with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his vow to be a dictator “on day one” – such humility is never guaranteed.

    praises the US president for stepping aside to let a younger candidate take over.

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