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.
Viewpoint
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.
InvestigationGoodman Institute
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
Feature
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.
Feature
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.
Feature
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
Labor
Amazon’s Decision To Pull Out of NYC Is a Massive Blow To Corporate Welfare
Feature
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.
Labor
Amazon Threatens to Cancel New York City Headquarters if It Doesn’t Receive $3 Billion in Subsidies
Labor
Meet the Militant Flight Attendant Leader Who Threatened a Strike—And Helped Stop Trump’s Shutdown
Feature
“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.
Viewpoint
Here’s How Blue States Can Pave the Way for Medicare for All
Democrats were elected on promises of affordable healthcare. This is what states can do even under Trump.
Feature
JPMorgan Chase Made a Secret $159.5 Million Deal To Finance a Private Prison
Activists have been pressuring the bank and its CEO, Jamie Dimon, to stop their dealing with the private detention industry.
Feature
The HQ2 Scam: How Amazon Used a Bidding War to Scrape Cities’ Data
The news of the lucky winners—New York and Virginia—exposes the bad faith of Amazon’s much-hyped search.
Feature
The Legacy of Foreclosure Fraud Could Help Decide Whether Ohio Turns Blue on Tuesday
Eight years ago, the Tea Party wave helped oust Democratic Attorney General Richard Cordray. Now he could take over the governor’s mansion.
Dispatch
Socialists Versus Landlords
Los Angeles DSA is harnessing anger over skyrocketing rent to get nonvoters to the polls in November.
Labor
Thousands of Amazon Delivery Drivers Won’t Be Eligible for the $15 Wage
Labor
The Washington Post Tried to Penalize a Writer for Criticizing Jeff Bezos. He Fought Back—And Won.
InvestigationGoodman Institute
Below the Surface of ICE: The Corporations Profiting From Immigrant Detention
Activists are targeting the companies that make ICE run.
Labor
Retrospectives of the Financial Crisis Are Leaving Out the Most Important Part—Its Victims
Labor
The Good and the (Potentially Very) Bad in Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation
Labor
Trump Appointees Are Pushing a Deregulation Plan That Could Dramatically Erode Consumer Protections
Labor
Tech Corporations Reportedly on the Verge of a Major Coup in NAFTA Negotiations
Feature
Amazon Is One Step Closer To Taking a Cut on Literally Every Economic Transaction
In a $5.5 billion sweetheart deal, Amazon has inserted itself between local businesses and local governments.
Feature
These Private Prison Companies Are Already Profiting Off of Trump’s Order on Family Separation
By ordering that immigrant families be detained together indefinitely, Trump has provided a windfall to private prison operators.
Labor
The Surprising List of Democrats Who Just—Gratuitously—Bowed to Big Finance
Labor
Postal Banking Could Become a Reality Even Without Congress. Here’s How.
Labor
Cities Scrambling to Attract Amazon Because It “Creates Jobs” Are Being Sold a Lie
Labor
The Looming Writers Strike Is About Much More Than What’s On TV
Feature
A Bank Even a Socialist Could Love
The fight for public banking is gaining ground in cities and states across the country.
Feature
Renters Rise Up for National Day of Action
Events are taking place across the country to raise awareness about America’s affordable housing crisis.
Labor
California Duplicate Minimum Wage Ballot Battle Pits SEIU vs. SEIU
Culture
When the Bank Robs You
Mehrsa Baradaran's How the Other Half Banks tells the history of banks robbing from the poor and giving to the rich--and explains how we can stop it.
Labor
Michele Bachmann in ‘Sharknado 3’: Brought to You By ‘Strikenado’ Scabs
Labor
The Real World of Reality TV: Worker Exploitation