David Dayen

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 Prize.

Views My Own

Trump Never Had Anything to Fear from an Insider Like Robert Mueller

We have effectively written white-collar crime and public corruption out of the US code.
David Dayen
3.27.19
Views My Own

This Is What Trump Quietly Screwing the Poor Looks Like

Predators who target desperate people with payday loans were going to get regulated. Then they threw some money around.
David Dayen
2.7.19
Views My Own

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Plan to Tax the Rich Is the Opposite of Radical

Her idea of a 70 percent tax on income above $10 million isn't wild, and wouldn't pay for everything the left wants. But that's the wrong way to think about it.
David Dayen
1.8.19
Views My Own

This Invisible Industry Might Be the Worst Thing About Late Capitalism

Toys R Us, Sears, and even nursing homes are getting ravaged by financial predators in private equity.
David Dayen
11.28.18
Weed

It's Time for Democrats to Go All in on Weed

You can only legalize marijuana by actually legalizing marijuana, permanently, at the federal level. As the opposition party, Democrats should try to do that!
David Dayen
1.6.18
Money

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

People across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.
David Dayen
12.19.17
Money

We Spent a Decade Fighting Our Bank Over $482.08

Eugene and Patricia Kline went into foreclosure and sold their home. Then things got weird.
David Dayen
10.25.17
White-collar crime

The Feds Actually Expect Wall Street Bankers to Police Themselves

One of the most important financial regulators in America just announced his new plan for reining in white-collar crime. It doesn't look good.
David Dayen
9.26.17
rent

Hate Your Shady Landlord? Here's Something to Celebrate

Cities across America are taking steps to help low-income people get lawyers to fight eviction in court.
David Dayen
8.23.17
Money

Billions in Student Debt Could Disappear Because of Lost Paperwork

The latest example of America's legal system being a total shitshow might actually help you out—if it doesn't screw you over first.
David Dayen
7.19.17
Money

It's About to Get a Lot Easier to Sue Your Bank for Screwing You Over

Unless Republicans in Congress decide to kill a new regulation, that is.
David Dayen
7.11.17
crime

The Bankers Behind the Financial Crisis Actually Got Promoted

Millions lost their homes and jobs, and not only did the bankers not go to jail, most of them got new and better gigs, according to a new study.
David Dayen
6.1.17
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