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Dean Baker

Dean Baker is a macroeconomist and codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. He is a regular Truthout columnist and a member of Truthout's Board of Advisers.

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Have Movements Pushed Biden to the Left? Rep. Delia Ramirez & Economist Dean Baker Respond to SOTU

President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday, touting his administration’s achievements and laying out his plans for the next two years under a divided Congress, including on immigration, the economy, the climate crisis and more. We speak with Democratic Congressmember Delia Ramirez, who delivered a response to Tuesday’s speech on behalf of the Working Families Party, and economist Dean Baker, who both applaud Biden’s focus on income inequality and making the rich pay more in taxes. "He’s clearly moved to the left," says Baker.

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A bit of rain kept me from running… so we go virtual…oculus!
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Lead-Lag Live: The Modern Economy Is Rigged With Dean Baker

Unlimited debt?

Unlimited pain.

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Retired aerospace worker makes jet lawnmower

During an engine swap I doctored up my lawnmower to look like a jet powered lawnmower dragster. Neighbors came over to join in the fun with my wife shooting the video while I was standing by with a fire extinguisher

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Episode 761: Economist Dean Baker & Bill B in DC

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