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
3.28.19
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
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
12.20.17
Money

We Spent a Decade Fighting Our Bank Over £364.26

Eugene and Patricia Kline went into foreclosure and sold their home. Then things got weird.
David Dayen
10.26.17
Views My Own

Obama Has Always Been Cool with Taking Wall Street Cash

But accepting $400,000 for a speech right after leaving office, when his own refusal to take on Wall Street probably helped elect Trump, is still a uniquely bad look.
David Dayen
4.28.17
inequality

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

Buying a car and actually owning it in the eyes of the law are not the same thing. Some Americans are finding that out the hard way.
David Dayen
3.2.17
crime

Is the Trump White House Turning into QVC?

Kellyanne Conway seemed to run afoul of federal ethics law by shilling for Ivanka's clothing line on FOX News. Get used to it.
David Dayen
2.10.17
News

How Politicians Could Stop Offshore Tax Havens (if They Wanted To)

To do it right, the world would have to go after one notorious bastion of tax secrecy: the United States of America.
David Dayen
4.8.16
News

This Former Bank Regulator Quit His Job to Fight For His House

Eric Mains has been fighting big banks in court for years, and now he's embarking on a major gambit: He doesn't think they can prove they actually own his mortgage.
David Dayen
5.19.15