Dean Baker

Dean Baker
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Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

The Crapo-Johnson Housing Finance Bill Is a Disaster

Less than a decade after we saw a meltdown in the mortgage market that almost sank our financial system,...

The Bipartisan Policy Center Endorses a Bi-Partisan Failure

There is a good argument for having a public company like the old Fannie Mae sustain...

The First-Time Homebuyers Tax Credit Helped Sink the FHA

The NYT had an article on a new study by Edward Pinto at the American Enterprise Institute which found that...

Homeownership Is Not Necessarily a Great Investment

The pushers of homeownership often try to convince people that they cannot lose by owning a home. They often use...

Homeownership: Dream or Nightmare?

Politicians have told us for decades that homeownership is the American Dream. They do this because they get lots of...

Right to Rent: The Best Response to the Housing Crash

Homeownership can often be a way for families to get good stable housing as well as an effective vehicle for them to accumulate wealth. However, owning a home is not likely to be a wise investment for families in unstable work or family situations.