Dean Baker co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research took some time out of his holiday to talk about his newest book The End of Loser Liberalism which you can download for free online.
We hit on a number of topics including Right to Work laws, why doctors are paid more than the free market says they should be, and the sustainability of the European Welfare State.
I asked him, briefly, about a recent article by Kenneth Rogoff, Is Modern Capitalism Sustainable? and his thoughts on the sustinability of European Welfare State.You can download his most recent book, The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive for free on the CEPR website.
If you aren't yet reading his blog, Beat the Press, you really should be. Its a great place to keep up with the best and worst of economic reporting as Dean works to keep the media honest with straight-forward commentary.
Knowledge is power and CEPR has the goods... its up to us to go get it and share it with others. (Not to mention up to us to keep them funded with donations.)