David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston appears in the following:

David Cay Johnston on Trump's New America

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Cay Johnston discusses his latest book "It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the The Trump Administration is Doing to America." 

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David Cay Johnston on Getting Trump's Tax Returns

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston discusses receiving President Donald Trump's tax returns from an anonymous source.

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The Giant Loopholes in Our Tax Code

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

How Donald Trump managed to use existing tax laws to declare a $916 million dollar loss and avoid paying federal income taxes for nearly two decades.

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The Deals, Lawsuits and Bankruptcies that Shaped Trump's Career

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

David Cay Johnston traces the long and winding professional path of Donald Trump. 

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Why Cities Fund Professional Sports Stadiums

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Wisconsin Governor, and presidential candidate, Scott Walker approved $250 million in state funds for a new arena for the Bucks, on the heels of cutting funds for vital services.

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Consumers, Smartphones and Cable Boxes

Friday, September 04, 2015

Cell phones and cable set-top boxes, two devices that are ubiquitous in our lives, have both been in the news recently with changes or potential changes that affect pocketbooks.  

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G20 Tries To Crack Down on Tax Cheats

Friday, September 06, 2013

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University, and author of the new book  The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind discusses the G20's attempt to curb tax avoidance and evasion around the world.

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Telecommunications and Competition

Monday, December 03, 2012

David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University, and author of the forthcoming book The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind, talks about his New York Times column on telecom companies, and explains their role during Sandy and in other emergencies.


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America's Lagging Internet

Friday, November 02, 2012

The United States once led the world in internet speed and infrastructure. Now, according to one estimate, it ranks at about 29. Brooke talks to David Cay Johnston, journalist and author of The Fine Print: How big companies use plain english to rob you blind, who says that companies continue to raise prices and engage in lobbying efforts to rewrite regulation, while avoiding necessary upgrades to infrastructure that would speed up America's internet.

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The Fine Print

Friday, September 21, 2012

David Cay Johnston explains the ways corporations hide sneaky stipulations in contract, often with government permission. In The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, he deciphers the jargon used in things like utility bills that cost you money, and he points out what’s missing—all the contractually binding clauses that companies hide but still enforce. Johnston shares solutions you can use to fight back against these devious practices.

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Deductions and Loopholes

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tax revenue has become central to the deficit debate in Washington right now. Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston, Reuters columnist, and author of the forthcoming book The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind, explains those tax deductions and so-called loopholes that are up for debate and takes your calls on which ones you think make sense and which ones don't.

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Sick Economy

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about what we can learn from the current economic upheaval, and how he thinks our economy can be nursed back to health. He’s most recently the author of Free Lunch.

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Remember the Savings & Loan Crisis?

Friday, October 03, 2008

Find out what the Savings & Loan crisis of the 1980s and 90s can teach us about our current financial problems. Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston is author of several books, including Free Lunch; Michael Santoli is Associate Editor of Barron’s magazine.

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Taxes Aren’t Fair

Monday, March 31, 2008

David Cay Johnston, investigative reporter from the New York Times, says that America’s tax system is incredibly unfair and needs to be changed quickly before the rich-poor gap widens even more. His new book is Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You ...

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Tax Time

Monday, March 31, 2008

The American tax system is deeply unfair, according to New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston; he says that the system must be changed to prevent the rich-poor gap from widening even further. We hear some Gen-X nostalgia for the 1990s. Soprano stage star Victoria Clark on her debut album. ...