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Dean Baker

Guest opinion: How to make tax day fun for the 99%

WASHINGTON — Tax day is always a busy day for the tax hysteric crowd: the folks who think it is outrageous that we tax people to pay for things like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and infrastructure.

April 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Why capital recovered faster than U.S. workers

WASHINGTON — This election is being fought along the traditional skirmish line of capital versus labor. President Barack Obama projects himself as the protector of workers and families who are preyed upon by greedy and wealthy capitalists. Mitt Romney counters that the president doesn’t unde…

May 23, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Transparency will help protect borrowers, lenders

WASHINGTON — Deceptive mortgages helped feed the housing bubble whose collapse wrecked the economy. Ten percent unemployment and 20 million homeowners underwater might seem a good reason to impose tighter standards on mortgages and other loans.

January 31, 2010 12:05 amLoading…

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