Articles by Dean Baker
Default is serious, but it's not the end of the world.
"Too big to fail" banks provide little benefit and cause huge problems.
Austerity is making Europe suffer unnecessarily.
There's no reason for cuts when unemployment is the urgent problem.
Banks shouldn't be large enough where their criminal prosecution could sink the economy.
Bowles and Simpson's latest deficit reduction plan ignores reality.
When lawmakers refuse to have act seriously on the economy, Americans are left the trillion dollar coin proposition.
Tax policy is not the root of United States's economic issues.
The economy did pretty well the last time tax rates were higher, during the 1990s boom years.
The Federal Reserve has the right to step into the Spanish bond market if the European Central Bank refuses to act.