David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Republic, HuffPost, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and more. His first book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize, was released by The New Press in 2016.
In current practice, banks pay agencies to assess their financial products favorably. Why hasn't this system of kickbacks been eliminated?David DayenFeb 21, 2013
Five chances to avoid the debt-ceiling fight that Obama missedDavid DayenAug 01, 2011
The Senate bipartisan commission's plan for reducing the deficit throws a spanner in the works.David DayenJul 25, 2011
Mitch McConnell offers a debt-ceiling plan that is all smoke and mirrors.David DayenJul 13, 2011