Our guest this week is Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. His blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Michigan.
He has written numerous books and articles, including Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy (2009), The United States Since 1980 (2007) and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer.