David Cay Johnston

How corporate socialism destroys

By David Cay Johnston
June 1, 2012

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — A proposal to spend $250 million of taxpayer money on a retail project here illustrates the damage state and local subsidies do by taking from the many to benefit the already rich few.

In New York, gifts circumvent a ban

By David Cay Johnston
November 29, 2011

By David Cay Johnston
The opinions expressed are his own.


Taxpayers can expect ever more picking of their pockets by businesses with political clout thanks to the Nov. 21 decision by Judge Theodore Jones and four colleagues on the New York Court of Appeals.