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Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., is author of False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy and The Conservative Nanny State. He also writes a popular blog on economic reporting, Beat the Press, and a weekly column for The Guardian (UK).

Titles by This Author

There is nothing wrong with economics, Dean Baker contends, but economists routinely ignore their own principles when it comes to economic policy. What would policy look like if we took basic principles of mainstream economics seriously and applied them consistently? In the debate over regulation, for example, Baker--one of the few economists who predicted the meltdown of fall 2008--points out that ideological blinders have obscured the fact there is no “free market” to protect.