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David Cay Johnston is a columnist for the Daily Beast, Investipedia and USA Today. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law. Johnston is the author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill), Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” to Rob You Blind and, most recently, The Making of Donald Trump.
Johnston has also written for Al Jazeera, Newsweek, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times (1976-1988) and the New York Times (1995-2008), where he won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on loopholes and inequities in the US tax code.