David Dayen's Weekly Newsletter

  • May 24, 2017 Fiduciary flim-flam

    Greetings from New York City, where I'm spending the week doing a little reporting.

  • May 19, 2017 Cap and gown and here's your bill for life

    Last October, candidate Donald Trump announced a shockingly decent student loan financing program, an income-based repayment (IBR) system that would charge a little more than the current structure (12...

  • May 17, 2017 Time for an important message about Chinese international infrastructure investment

    You can get a hot take on the implosion of the U.S. government in any old newsletter: you come here for the hot take about China's One Belt One Road forum! I want to say a couple things. First, the id...

  • May 10, 2017 Comey-a-lago

    In keeping with the request to use "-a-lago" as the new scandal suffix instead of "-gate," I'm obliging on the Comey-a-lago front. I haven't bee...

  • May 05, 2017 The resistance wasn't built in a day

    You can game out a bunch of political scenarios about yesterday's TrumpCare vote, as to whether it's beneficial for Democrats to have Republicans on the record in favor of an unpopular bill, one that ...

  • May 03, 2017 Insurers with the Upper Hand

    At press time (no this isn't a press) we have no idea whether House Republicans will acquiesce and pass the latest iteration of zombie TrumpCare in all its glory. But we do know more today about how i...

  • April 28, 2017 Shareholder tyranny

    Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines, decided to let his workers share a little bit in the tremendous profit growth of the airline industry by increasing the salaries

  • April 26, 2017 Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing

    The Trump administration, like a fifth-year sophomore pulling back-to-back all-nighters to get their term paper done on time, has crammed ridiculous amounts of announcements into this week to bulk up ...

  • April 21, 2017 Make the World a Better Place for Unnecessary Juice-Pressing Hardware

    Driving around Los Angeles yesterday, I encountered two brand-new billboards for Juicero, a company that makes an Internet-of-things $400 juice press that involves QR codes and online databasing. Good...

  • April 19, 2017 Mr. Dayen Goes to Sacramento

    There I am on the right, at the California State Assembly's Business and Professions Committee , testifying about pharmacy benefit managers, the middlemen in the drug suppl...