David Dayen


David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Republic, HuffPost, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and more. His first book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize, was released by The New Press in 2016.

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How Senate candidate Sarah Riggs Amico, running against ex-CEO David Perdue in Georgia, sacrificed her family business investment to save jobs and pensions. Read more


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What was accomplished by two years of trade chaos and the subsequent ‘deals’? Not much. Read more

Economic Policy


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A shady private equity transaction could open up nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations to financial exploitation, and threats to their security and privacy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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That’s one reason why the upcoming caucuses may be a dry run for the big organizing needed in November’s general election. Read more



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The proposal for ‘chained CPI,’ a cut to future benefits, during the Obama administration led to its widespread use in other areas of the government. Read more


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Highlights from our coverage as we move into the historic Senate impeachment trial Read more



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Right-wing legal institutes see an opportunity to undermine public education. Read more

Education in America


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Establishing financial institutions and regulations that work for middle- and low-income Americans is possible. We just have to do it. Read more

Economic Policy


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And he’s on a path to win as long as timid Democrats do nothing about it. Read more



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The campaign has also had advisers sign nondisclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a noncompete agreement. Read more



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Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Today on TAP: David Dayen looks at the week’s most interesting stories Read more


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The four biggest tech firms are all opening offices in a very specific section of Manhattan, which happens to be the home district of one of their chief antagonists in Washington. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The former Robert Rubin protégé now runs for president condemning corporate power. But he also says that only a business leader can win that argument. Read more


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The mega-bank has created 61 different off-balance-sheet corporations with help from companies based in the Cayman Islands. That looks in no way shady! Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The bankruptcy expert releases a proposal that doubles as an indictment of Biden’s role in passing the 2005 bankruptcy law. Read more


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The old ways of thinking about Democratic primaries shed less light this year, because of multiple candidates competing in multiple lanes. Read more



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The bank had denied for months that it was behind the sale of El Paso Electric. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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Stephen Smith’s movement-based campaign has released the first of 32 bottom-up proposals to change the state. It includes a wealth tax. Read more


The Prospect’s executive editor highlights his favorite stories of the year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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