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Dean Baker

co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Dean Baker appears in the following:

GOP Candidates Go Anti-Corporate for Anti-Romney Ads

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Newt Gingrich’s ad campaign against front-runner Mitt Romney has been all about attacking his record at the private equity firm Bain Capital. Most recently, a pro-Gingrich super-PAC released a 28 minute film called "When Mitt Romney Came to Town" which portrays Romney as a "corporate raider" whose policies ran four companies into the ground for his own benefit. Given Republicans' long legacy of running on pro-business platforms and promoting laissez-faire legislation, this recent turn is highly ironic. But how the nominees are articulating these sentiments are decidedly different from their liberal counterparts.

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Public and Private Unions

Friday, February 25, 2011

E.J. McMahon senior fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Manhattan Institute and director of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, discuss the public perception of public unions, and if they should be held in equal standing with private unions.

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30 Issues: The Government's Role in Home Ownership

Monday, September 27, 2010

The sub-prime mortgage crisis and the ensuing debate over the proper role of government in promoting home ownership raise questions about the involvement Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo may have had, as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton, in getting the bubble going.  Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Wayne Barrett, senior editor at The Village Voice, and Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, look at various aspects of the issue.

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Who's to Blame for the Financial Crisis? Alan Greenspan, Goldman Sachs and Former Citi Execs All Say 'Not I'

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is holding hearings today to ascertain who's to blame for the sub-prime lending mess. Yesterday they heard Alan Greenspan, former head of the Federal Reserve say it wasn't him. At the same time Goldman Sachs issued a statement that they weren't responsible for the financial crisis by betting against their clients. So how do we get to the bottom of this mess?

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Road to Recovery?

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at financial analysis and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight and author of Spin Free Economics; and Marisa Di Natale, senior economist at Moody’s Economy.com, discuss some of the hopeful and ...

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Up or Down?

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Unemployment figures continue to climb, but other economic indicators are more positive. Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at financial analysis and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight, talk about what they see in the numbers. Plus, Paul Golberger returns for ...

Shorter Work Week

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, talks about his proposal to shorten the work week and the work year as a way to create jobs and stimulate the economy.

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