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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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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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