Dean Baker considers the failure of the 401 (k) to compensate for diminishing pensions.
Americans will spend more than $460B on prescription drugs in 2019. This could easily be reduced to $80B, so why don’t Democrats get with the program? Dean Baker writes.
While the unemployment rate falls across the nation, unemployment for Black men rises. Why? Dean Baker examines.
Putting numbers into context is easy and helps people understand what social programs actually cost. So why don’t reporters do it? Dean Baker writes.
Lowering the Medicare age to 64 offers two very good tests. Dean Baker writes.
The public pays for nonprofit salaries. It’s time to stop. Dean Baker writes.
Touting free trade yet believing in monopolies is the mark of modern politicians. Dean Baker explains what free trade really means.
Workers in every other wealthy country can count on some amount of paid time off. Now New York City is trying to give Americans the same. Dean Baker writes.
The push toward a cleaner economy is being led not by the US but rather by China. Dean Baker writes.