Dean Baker debunks the common (i.e. corporate) “wisdom”

Those trying to make sense of the current self-inflicted national “crisis” surrounding the national debt and the topsy-turvy economy would do well to make economist Dean Baker’s blog, “Beat the Press” a regular part of their daily web surfing.

Although the blog is chiefly dedicated to the mistakes of the media in covering fiscal and economic issues (Baker writes books and longer essays that can be found at the Center for Economic Policy Research), it rarely fails to provide useful insights into the issues on which he’s taking reporters and editors to task.

Consider, for example, these two pieces from early this morning in which Baker skewers NPR and the New York Times for their lackluster, “common wisdom” reporting and “analysis.” 

This is a man to whom more people need to listen.



  1. Jimmy

    August 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Boy, it’s all going to hell for the Democrats !

  2. Alex

    August 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    How much bad news can we take in one week ?

  3. UCubed

    August 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Dean appears on Democracy Now! frequently as well. Too bad TWC Ch. 10 wont air this vital show.

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