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Class Warfare in Disguise? Dean Baker on Attempts to Reduce the Relief Payment

On March 19th, I asked the economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research whether Larry Summers' argument concerning the relief payment amounted to class warfare in disguise. https://cepr.net/ https://cepr.net/staff-member/dean-baker/ Washington Post. Lawrence H. Summers. The Biden stimulus is admirably ambitious. But it brings some big risks, too. February 4, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/04/larry-summers-biden-covid-stimulus/ CEPR. Excessive...

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An Alternative to Corporate Media. Interview with Dean Baker

On March 19th, I asked the economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research about his proposal for supporting an alternative to corporate media. https://cepr.net/ https://cepr.net/staff-member/dean-baker/ Bio Dean Baker co-founded CEPR in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the...

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How to Speed Up COVID Response. Interview with Dean Baker

On March 19th, I interviewed the economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. https://cepr.net/ https://cepr.net/staff-member/dean-baker/ Bio Dean Baker co-founded CEPR in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer. His blog,...

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Ecuador: La democracia no debe ser descarrilada por falsas denuncias de fraude

La Opinión MarketWatch, 25 de febrero de 2021 Ver artículo en el sitio original In English Cuando Donald Trump comenzó su última campaña para convencer al pueblo estadounidense y al mundo, o al menos a sus partidarios, de que le robaron la victoria en las elecciones, no recibió apoyo de la mayoría de los medios de comunicación estadounidenses. Aquí, la mayoría de los periodistas, así como los expertos en los que confían, querían ver pruebas. Y no encontraron ninguna. Pero los mismos...

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To Prevent the Resurgence of the Pandemic, Can We Talk About Open-Source Research?

As the vaccination campaign picks up steam, we have many public health experts warning us about a possible resurgence of the pandemic due to the spread of new vaccine-resistant strains. The logic is that, as more people are protected against the predominant strain for which the vaccines were designed, it will allow room for mutations to spread, for which the current vaccines may not be effective. This can leave us in a whack-a-mole situation, where we have to constantly alter our vaccines and...

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Bartenders and Pension Fund Investment Advisers

If you were worried that you had a drinking problem, you probably would not ask your neighborhood bartender for advice (Let’s assume the bartender owns the bar, so they pocket the cash from the drinks.). The bartender may be a very nice person, and may actually be your friend, but they obviously have a material interest in keeping you coming back to the bar. It is the same story for pension funds when it comes to their various pension advisers. The pension funds’ boards (the people who...

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Public Sector Unions Mean Middle-Class Jobs for Black Workers

Government jobs have been an important source of economic mobility for Black workers and their families for many years. The federal government was an early adopter of anti-discrimination provisions, and today about a fifth of federal workers are Black. This includes those employed by the United States Postal Service, which provided well-paying jobs and career pathways to formerly enslaved people well before the rest of government, and in 2020 employed just under a fifth of Black federal...

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Ecuador: Democracy Should Not Be Derailed by False Claims of Fraud

MarketWatch See article on original site When Donald Trump began his final campaign to convince the American people and the world, or at least his supporters, that the US election was stolen from him, he didn’t get any help from most of the US media. Most journalists here — as well as the experts they rely upon — wanted to see some evidence. And none was forthcoming. But the same standards don’t always apply when “stop the steal” becomes the rallying cry of election losers in other...

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Look Who Is Paying For The Scam In Texas! Dean Baker Joins

Julianna welcomes back recurring guest Dean Baker, Macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, to discuss the disaster in Texas and who is going to pay for it. And how as other disasters pile up in the US, like wildfires, rapidly intensifying hurricanes, droughts, floods, tornadoes, deep freezes, heat waves, and related pandemics... will there come a point when the US economy won’t be able to handle it? Dean Baker co-founded The Center for Economic...

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