David Cay Johnston

Politicians keep placing bets

By David Cay Johnston
March 30, 2012

Politicians in both parties are betting that allowing more gambling will make them winners at the polls by raising revenue without appearing to raise taxes.

The siren call of austerity

By David Cay Johnston
January 27, 2012

The World Economic Forum opened in Davos amid choruses of central bankers and economists calling for governments to cut spending.