After Words with David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston talked about his book Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You… read more

David Cay Johnston talked about his book Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill), published by Portfolio. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist contends that government policies and spending benefit the few, wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle class and the poor. In his third book, Mr. Johnston presents examples to support his claims on topics including healthcare, education, business, and the tax system. The guest interviewer was Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

David Cay Johnston is a reporter for the New York Times. Mr. Johnston won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for beat reporting and is the author of Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich--and Cheat Everybody Else.

Maya MacGuineas is the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. She is also the director of the Fiscal Policy Program at the New America Foundation. Previously Ms. MacGuineas served as a Social Security adviser to Senator John McCain’s president campaign. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Mar 1, 2008
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Mar 9, 2008

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