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David Dayen

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David Dayen is a journalist who writes about economics and finance. He is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Award. He is a contributing writer to Salon.com and The Intercept, and a weekly columnist for The Fiscal Times and The New Republic. He also writes for The American Prospect, Vice, The Huffington Post, In These Times, Naked Capitalism, and more. He has been a guest on MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Current TV, Russia Today, NPR, Pacifica Radio and Air America Radio. He lives in Los Angeles, where prior to writing about politics he had a 15-year career as a television producer and editor.

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We the Corporations by Adam Winkler
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The crescendo of this book is the Citizens United ruling, which to the uninitiated emerged seemingly out of nowhere, from a determined court that re-litigated a case already decided to expand the constitutional rights given to corporations to meddle ...more
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Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow
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Inspired by a true tale of a male equivalent to Grey Gardens' Bouviers, this New York story chronicles a blind pianist and his PTSD-stressed brother, heirs to a family fortune, as they take a window seat to history, through the jazz age and Japanese ...more
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Janesville by Amy Goldstein
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Really terrific portrait of what happens when the factory shuts down, and the years of ripple effects that action causes. I don't know that I needed the 35th invocation of the town's past civility, especially because its leader in Congress (Paul Ryan ...more
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Brotopia by Emily  Chang
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I think what I liked about it didn't appear in the text so much. It filled out the picture of the kind of people who are dominating our economy and our world, particularly their biases, their preoccupations, and their arrested development. A good per ...more
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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
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Let's just say I didn't think it held up. Although it was an interesting meta-commentary on the role of women in the early 1900s.
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Disrupted by Dan Lyons
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The book is fine on its own, but the epilogue really takes it to an entirely new level, forcing a rethinking of just about everything before it, and the entire industry of tech startups. So I highly encourage you to get the paperback edition that inc ...more
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