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Allowing foreign imports, authorizing Medicare bargaining, or setting prices at what other nations pay—all good options Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The unemployment rate fell to the lowest rate in decades, but there is still a long way to go to make up for the damage of the Great Recession and the decades of wage stagnation that preceded it. Read more

Economic Policy


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Will lower corporate taxes generate an investment boom? The evidence suggests not. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Two provisions designed to offset the federal cap on SALT deductions is a big step toward fighting back against the GOP tax plan. Read more

Economic Policy


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Democratic states can nullify the GOP’s war on them by altering their employer-side payroll taxes. Read more

Economic Policy

Dean Baker responds to his forum counterparts. Read more



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As the sequester looms, what's most clear is that both parties have given in to the idea that our chief problem is deficits. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Our current tax system rewards unproductive speculation and punishes the working middle class. Read more

Special Report

To fix Medicare, fix the larger inefficiencies in America's health-care system. Read more

Special Report