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What’s the Secret to Bill Gates’ Incredible Private Wealth?

“[I]magine a world where everyone could make as many copies as they liked of Windows, Microsoft’s Office Suite and any other software at no cost,” writes economist Dean Baker.

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Paul Krugman Deems 170 Policy Experts Who Support Sanders’ Wall Street Reforms ‘Un-Serious’

The New York Times columnist burnished his reputation as an irrelevant pundit Wednesday when he judged as “un-serious” 170 economic and financial policy experts who support the Wall Street reforms of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, writes Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

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House GOP, News Media Fail to Inform American Public on Budget Deficit

There are two national deficits, and both are in good if not excellent condition. Every day that the House has debated the public debt limit, President Barack Obama has cited this fact. No opponent pays any attention.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 READ MORE



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Truthdigger of the Week: Dean Baker

“We all misjudged the risks involved,” former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said in March 2010 of the housing bubble that led to the financial crisis. He forgot about economist Dean Baker.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 READ MORE


Economist Baker Echoes Paul Krugman: There Is No Fiscal Cliff

As President Obama promises to bargain away changes to spending and social programs in exchange for income tax increases in the top two brackets, leading economist Dean Baker criticizes the so-called fiscal cliff threat as a myth.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN



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Romney’s ‘Loony View About the Economy’

Frugality? Check. Family values? Check. Sound reasoning? Nope. Mitt Romney’s campaign managed to stay true to the concerns of his base while totally botching the logic behind an infographic claiming that President Obama’s management of the U.S. economy is akin to that of a family accountant gone mad.

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 READ MORE


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