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David Cay Johnston

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David Cay Johnston is a columnist for the Daily Beast, Investipedia and USA Today, and the founder of  DCReport. He 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 The Making of Donald Trump.

Johnston has also written for Al Jazeera, NewsweekReuters, 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.

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