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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Feb 21, 2013 — Economists dream big: open borders, visa auctions or preferential access for high-skilled workers.
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May 7, 2012 — Guest columnist Dean Baker explains how many forms of investment contribute little or no value to society.
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Feb 6, 2012 — Dean Baker, an economist who predicted the housing bubble, parts ways with the pessimists. Predictions of a double-dip recession, he argues, are "wrongheaded and seriously counterproductive."
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Jan 10, 2012 — Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, explains why GDP per capita, the total GDP of a country divided by the number of people in the country, is such a controversial measure.
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Nov 8, 2011 — A guest post from Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
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Aug 26, 2011 — Economist Dean Baker expands his criticism of NPR's interview with economist Laurence Kotlikoff on the federal debt.
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Sep 29, 2008 — Listen to an op-ed roundup on the $700 million bailout bill.
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Feb 28, 2008 — With buzz about inflation and stagflation circulating, people are considering an economic plan B.
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