BEAT THE PRESS. We're very excited to announce that TAP Online will now be hosting Beat the Press, Dean Baker's blog on economics and reporting. Many Tapped readers already know about Dean; he's an economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He was a Social Security "crisis" debunker before Social Security crisis debunking was cool, and has recently released the must-read (and free!) e-book The Conservative Nanny State. (His most recent TAP contribution was this piece heralding the benefits of an aging population.)
We've been a fan of Beat the Press since it started up a few months ago, and we encourage everybody to check in on it regularly. Set your bookmarks.
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