David Cay Johnston


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in San Francisco, The United States
December 24, 1948

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David Cay Boyle Johnston (born December 24, 1948) is an American investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting.

From 2009 to 2016 he was a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer who taught the tax, property, and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law and the Whitman School of Management. From July 2011 until September 2012 he was a columnist for Reuters, writing, and producing video commentaries, on worldwide issues of tax, accounting, economics, public finance and business. Johnston is the board president of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has also written for Al Jazeera English and America in recent years.

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The 99% Reader

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“To disagree with Trump is to be wrong. To portray Trump in a way that does not fit with his image of himself is to be a loser. It is an approach to life that may work in business (where Trump can walk out and not deal with people who displease him), but government leaders do not enjoy that luxury, especially the president of the United States. If”
David Cay Johnston, The Making of Donald Trump

“Corporations have grown so powerful that they have inverted the Roman equation: rather than corporations existing to serve the state, the state serves them.”
David Cay Johnston, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

“You will even read about an insurance company owned by one of America’s most admired billionaires that asked a paralyzed man to die because the cost of keeping him alive was cutting into the insurer’s profits.”
David Cay Johnston, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

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