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Dean Baker

Opinion

Obamacare: The big job creator?

The Affordable Healthcare Act has received much criticism, but few have yet to realise one of its significant benefits.

Politics

Smart people, stupid people, and budget politics

The media's job is to inform the public, but when it comes to the US budget, they obfuscate.

Business & Economy

The Media’s broken record on the need to cut Social Security and Medicare

US media outlets are disingenuously claiming that social programmes are putting Americans in debt.

Business & Economy

Anniversary present for Wall Street banks: A financial speculation tax

A tax on financial transactions will reign in banks and other financial institutions, and may prevent another crisis.

Business & Economy

Leisure or unemployment? It's a political question

The US is the only wealthy country in the world where workers are not guaranteed paid leave.

Politics

Larry Summers as ineffectual regulator: Tall tales from the White House

The Obama administration is rewriting history in its bid to appoint Larry Summers as Federal Reserve Board Chair.

Business & Economy

Glass-Steagall now: Because the banks own Washington

The Glass-Steagall Act provided financial security for Americans and now is the time to revive the legislation.

Business & Economy

Buy American: A counter to anti-deficit bias

"Buy American" provisions shouldn't be overlooked when negotiating Trans-Pacific Partnership and US-EU trade agreement.

Politics

British Labour Party rejects Evolution, endorses Creationism

Misplaced policy and macroeconomic priorities are leading the Labour party down an erroneous path of deficit reduction.

Business & Economy

The Ben Bernanke pre-mature taper blues

The Federal Reserve chairman should be more daring when it comes to reducing unemployment rates in the US.

Opinion

Destroying the lair of the budget balancing cretins

If the deficit hawks are "really concerned about our children's future", they should focus on the over-valued dollar.

Business & Economy

Political corruption and the 'free trade' racket

The US-EU free trade pact and TPP are about securing regulatory gains for major corporate interests, writes Baker.