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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter & Author

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 David Cay Johnston Biography

David Cay Johnston, long one of America's top investigative reporters, engages audiences with his tales of the people who are reshaping our economy and his plain English explanations of complex government policies and economic concepts and how they affect your pocketbook.

Johnston joined The New York Times in 1995 and in 2001 won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the U.S. tax code. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer three other times since 2000. He is now examining how “deregulation” has reshaped the American economy.

During 12 years at the Los Angeles Times, 1976 to 1988, Johnston was the first reporter to seriously examine the Los Angeles Police Department, exposing its brutality, inefficiency and ineffectiveness and he once hunted down a murderer, winning freedom for an innocent man who was tried five times for the same crime. While at The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1988 through 1994, he broke the story that Donald Trump had a negative net worth. His book on the casino industry, Temples of Chance, accurately predicted the spread of legalized gambling and how regulation would protect not gamblers, but casino owners.

Johnston began his journalism career in 1968 at The San Jose Mercury News, where he covered student radicals, black politics and land development. As an investigative reporter at The Detroit Free Press in 1973 to 1976 his pioneering investigation of news blackouts and manipulations resulted in government forcing new ownership for in six broadcast stations.

Born in San Francisco on Dec. 24, 1948, Johnston studied economics at the University of Chicago. He also studied at Michigan State and San Francisco State and four other colleges.

Johnston lectures on topics such as how Enron and other large corporations get away with not paying taxes and how government policy helps the well-connected benefit at your expense. His 2004 best-selling book, Perfectly Legal, won a medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors as book of the year. It is used as a text at schools from Harvard to the University of Southern California. Congress enacted five laws addressing abuses exposed in Perfectly Legal.

His next book, about how government economic policy violates Adam Smith’s teachings, will be out in fall 2007 from Penguin/Portfolio. Its working title is Free Lunch: Who Is Getting Rich Off Government and Sticking You With The Bill.

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The Making of Donald Trump

The Making of Donald Trump

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use

The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

Introduction to Oil Company Financial Analysis

Introduction to Oil Company Financial Analysis

Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else

Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else

Temples of Chance

Temples of Chance

Speaking Topics
  • Incomes - How Government Policies Affect How Much You Make

  • Pocketbook Stories of the Rich and Famous - From Bill Gates to the Millionaire Next Door

  • Why Adam Smith Would Be Aghast at How "Deregulation" Has Remade the American Economy

  • A Path Back to Prosperity for America

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter & Author

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David Cay Johnston Biography

David Cay Johnston, long one of America's top investigative reporters, engages audiences with his tales of the people who are reshaping our economy and his plain English explanations of complex government policies and economic concepts and how they affect your pocketbook.

Johnston joined The New York Times in 1995 and in 2001 won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the U.S. tax code. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer three other times since 2000. He is now examining how “deregulation” has reshaped the American economy.

During 12 years at the Los Angeles Times, 1976 to 1988, Johnston was the first reporter to seriously examine the Los Angeles Police Department, exposing its brutality, inefficiency and ineffectiveness and he once hunted down a murderer, winning freedom for an innocent man who was tried five times for the same crime. While at The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1988 through 1994, he broke the story that Donald Trump had a negative net worth. His book on the casino industry, Temples of Chance, accurately predicted the spread of legalized gambling and how regulation would protect not gamblers, but casino owners.

Johnston began his journalism career in 1968 at The San Jose Mercury News, where he covered student radicals, black politics and land development. As an investigative reporter at The Detroit Free Press in 1973 to 1976 his pioneering investigation of news blackouts and manipulations resulted in government forcing new ownership for in six broadcast stations.

Born in San Francisco on Dec. 24, 1948, Johnston studied economics at the University of Chicago. He also studied at Michigan State and San Francisco State and four other colleges.

Johnston lectures on topics such as how Enron and other large corporations get away with not paying taxes and how government policy helps the well-connected benefit at your expense. His 2004 best-selling book, Perfectly Legal, won a medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors as book of the year. It is used as a text at schools from Harvard to the University of Southern California. Congress enacted five laws addressing abuses exposed in Perfectly Legal.

His next book, about how government economic policy violates Adam Smith’s teachings, will be out in fall 2007 from Penguin/Portfolio. Its working title is Free Lunch: Who Is Getting Rich Off Government and Sticking You With The Bill.

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David Cay Johnston Speaking Topics

  • Incomes - How Government Policies Affect How Much You Make

  • Pocketbook Stories of the Rich and Famous - From Bill Gates to the Millionaire Next Door

  • Why Adam Smith Would Be Aghast at How "Deregulation" Has Remade the American Economy

  • A Path Back to Prosperity for America

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  • How to book David Cay Johnston?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Cay Johnston for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Cay Johnston, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Cay Johnston or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Cay Johnston?

    Booking fees for David Cay Johnston, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Cay Johnston, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Cay Johnston?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Cay Johnston for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Cay Johnston for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Cay Johnston or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Cay Johnston or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Cay Johnston is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Cay Johnston for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. David Cay Johnston generally travels from Rochester, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Juan Williams, Sheryl WuDunn, John Zogby, Ari Berman and Ellis Cose. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Cay Johnston for an upcoming event.

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  • David Cay Johnston: Taking on Conservatives In The Economic ...
    David Cay Johnston: Why the Walmart Wage Fight is Important ...

David Cay Johnston Speaking Topics

  • Incomes - How Government Policies Affect How Much You Make

  • Pocketbook Stories of the Rich and Famous - From Bill Gates to the Millionaire Next Door

  • Why Adam Smith Would Be Aghast at How "Deregulation" Has Remade the American Economy

  • A Path Back to Prosperity for America

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