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Dean Baker

Dean Baker is co-director of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, based in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, including “Plunder & Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy,” “The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich,” “Get Richer and The United States Since 1980″ and “The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive.”

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Time for the Fed to take over in Europe

With Europe’s deepening debt crisis imperiling the global economy, economist Dean Baker argues that the U.S. Federal Reserve should step in to serve as the lender of last resort for eurozone countries.