David Dayen is an investigative fellow with In These Times’ Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting. His book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud won the 2015 Studs and Ida Terkel Prize. He lives in Los Angeles, where prior to writing about politics he had a 19-year career as a television producer and editor.
Some on the Left Want To Nationalize Amazon. Breaking It Up Is a Safer Bet.
Antitrust action has worked in the past. We can use the same model against Amazon. MORE
Views · July 22, 2019
Jeff Bezos’s Corporate Takeover of Our Lives
How Amazon’s relentless pursuit of profit is squeezing us all—and what we can do about it MORE
Features · June 10, 2019
Is Amazon Violating U.S. Antitrust Laws? This Law Student Thinks He Has Evidence.
Amazon's reports of low--or zero--profits have long raised suspicions that it's selling below cost to build a global monopoly. MORE
Features · April 23, 2019
The Private Prison Divestment Movement Just Had an Incredible Week
Activists are stopping banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo from financing the caging of migrant children. Here’s how. MORE
Features · March 14, 2019
New York Isn’t the Only City Waging a Fight Against Amazon
The corporate giant is still milking Nashville and other runners-up for further subsidies MORE
Features · February 19, 2019
Amazon’s Decision To Pull Out of NYC Is a Massive Blow To Corporate Welfare
Amazon announced Thursday the company has canceled its bid to acquire nearly $3 billion in public dollars to locate a facility in New York City—the most substantial setback for corporate welfare in... MORE
Working · February 14, 2019
Texas Activists Thought They’d Kicked ICE Out of Their County. Then a Secret Deal Happened.
An Austin suburb has become a test of whether ICE and private prison companies can thwart the movement to close local detention centers. MORE
Features · February 14, 2019
Amazon Threatens to Cancel New York City Headquarters if It Doesn’t Receive $3 Billion in Subsidies
Fearful of losing nearly $3 billion in subsidies for its expansion in New York City, Amazon has moved to a new strategy, one involving threats. The Washington Post (owned by Amazon CEO... MORE
Working · February 8, 2019
Meet the Militant Flight Attendant Leader Who Threatened a Strike—And Helped Stop Trump’s Shutdown
The government shutdown introduced America to an audacious new voice in the labor movement: Sara Nelson. While receiving the MLK Drum Major for Justice Lifetime Achievement Award from the AFL-CIO on January 20, Nelson,... MORE
Working · February 8, 2019
“Welcome to the Revolution”: LA Teachers Strike Pits Working-Class Power Against Privatization
Over 30,000 Los Angeles teachers are out on a historic strike to beat back austerity and pro-charter school forces. MORE
Features · January 14, 2019