Really? You Picked Him? More On An Unusual Debt Perspective : NPR Ombudsman Economist Dean Baker expands his criticism of NPR's interview with economist Laurence Kotlikoff on the federal debt.
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Really? You Picked Him? More On An Unusual Debt Perspective

Today Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research expands his criticism of NPR's decision to air economist Laurence Kotlikoff on the federal debt.

Baker's thesis: "There's nothing wrong with having Kotlikoff present his views on NPR. But the station has the responsibility to ensure that it is done in a context where it is providing information, not just spreading scare stories. This piece only did the latter."

Read Baker's column "NPR Justifies its $211 Trillion Debt Scare."