A three-part series about how public pensions are wasting tens of billions of dollars each year on high-fee Wall Street products that don’t seem to benefit anyone but those selling them
An article in Mother Jones about the fat profits the big tax prep chains make in lower-income neighborhoods.
A profile of Gary Cohn, a top villain of the subprime crisis who the populist president names as his top economic adviser. Winner of a 2018 New York Press Club award.
An article I wrote for Rolling Stone about the kids of Katrina. Roughly 160,000 kids were displaced by Katrina. The average child moved 7.2 times after the storm. Five years after Katrina, the average Katrina Kid was suffering four time the number of “serious emotional disturbances.”
The self-fulfilling prophecy that is the Lower Ninth Ward, 10 years Katrina.
Honored by the National Association of Black Journalist
I write more about the fight to derail and defang Dodd-Frank.
Talking Dodd-Frank on Fresh Air, May 8, 2013
It turns out that passage of a sweeping financial reform measure was only step one in the fight over Dodd-Frank.
An “On Money” column on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.