Dean Baker Archive

Baker on deficits

Overcoming the Debt Trap By Dean Baker The deficit hawk gang is again trying to take our children hostage with new threats of enormous debt burdens. As in the past, most of what they claim is very misleading, if not outright false. Agreed. First and foremost, the basis of the bulk of ...Read More

Baker Critique

[Skip to the end] CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH ________________________________________ Does Citigroup Need China? By Dean Baker Most of the economists and pundits who could not see an $8 trillion housing bubble are telling us that the United States desperately needs for the Chinese government to keep buying its debt. This ...Read More