David Cay Johnston

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David Cay Johnston takes a consumerist view of the interplay between consumers, business and government, pointing out where and why consumers get a raw deal when business controls government.


Corporate Deadbeats: How Companies Get Rich Off Of Taxes [More...]
Multinational corporations don't pay their fair share of taxes, and have a huge variety of advantages over ordinary people for avoiding taxes.
Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else (book)
The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind (book)
Trickle-Up Economics [More...]
A review of Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", which demonstrates why growing inequality is inevitable under policies sponsored by libertarians and the rest of the plutocratic right.
You Can't Take It With You [More...]
David Cay Johnston's NY Times Book Review of The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice.


Pretax incomes are presumed just [in "everyday libertarianism"], the authors posit, for the same reason slavery was once the law of the land: pervasiveness makes legal inventions appear to be natural law.
David Cay Johnston, "You Can't Take It With You"