David Cay Johnston

The corporations that occupy Congress

By David Cay Johnston
December 20, 2011

By David Cay Johnston

The views expressed are his own.

Some of the biggest companies in theĀ United States have been firing workers and in some cases lobbying for rules that depress wages at the very time that jobs are needed, pay is low, and the federal budget suffers from a lack of revenue.

Where’s the fraud, Mr. President?

By David Cay Johnston
December 13, 2011

By David Cay Johnston

The views expressed are his own.

A new report from London and President Barack Obama’s statements to “60 Minutes” show financial crimes spreading like wildfire and governments failing to stop them.

Keeping people in poverty by trying to bring them out of it

By David Cay Johnston
December 9, 2011

By David Cay Johnston

The views expressed are his own.

In nearly all 34 countries with modern economies, inequality is rising, a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows. The gap is especially pronounced in the United States where the country’s largest program to alleviate poverty may be adding to the problem, not alleviating it.

Republicans paint themselves into a tax-cut corner

By David Cay Johnston
December 6, 2011

By David Cay Johnston

The opinions expressed are his own.


Slyly encouraged by President Barack Obama, Republicans have painted themselves into a tax corner.

The taxpayers’ burden

By David Cay Johnston
December 4, 2011

The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Taxpayers have much at risk in the coordinated action that six central banks took this week to lower short-term interest rates and make it easier to issue dollar-denominated loans to cope with the European debt crisis.