For too long the mainstream media has been given a pass for being the patsy of the plutocracy. Many times they ask loaded questions with an intent to mislead and in doing so placate their masters, the pharmaceutical industrial complex, the healthcare industrial complex, the energy industrial complex, and every other monopolistic consortium in between.
It is imperative that we support every candidate that buck the system in a manner that supports the citizenry. If a question is intent on misleading, call it out as she has with the Medicare for All questions about increased taxes.
Economist Dr. Dean Baker provides the definitive take on how one should look at healthcare. And it is clear Medicare for All is the answer.
Economist Dr. Dean Baker on Warren’s tax answer on Medicare for All
Watch the full episode here.
Who is Dr. Dean Baker? He co-founded the Center for Economic And Policy Research (CEPR) in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare, and European labor markets. His blog, “Beat the Press,” provides commentary on economic reporting. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan. His analyses have appeared in many major publications, including The Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the London Financial Times, and the New York Daily News. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.
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