Pulitzer Prize Winner, David Cay Johnston to Speak on Inequality, May 5th

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David Cay Johnston
David Cay Johnston

AFSCME is honored to have author and journalist, David Cay Johnston, speaking on the growth of inequality in the United States.

  • MON, May 5th
  • 7:30 – 8:30 PM
  • 6025 E. Burnside (AFSCME Council 75 Offices)


With our wide disparities in income and educational opportunities, of criminal justice outcomes, and with overt and subtle political repression, David Cay Johnston has called the US “the most unequal of developed nations.” Johnston, the bestselling author of Free LunchPerfectly Legal, and The Fine Print, has now edited the collection Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, which brings together economists, politicians, journalists, and scholars to investigate this culture of inequality, and–most important–what it holds for our country’s future.

David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, has hunted down a killer the police failed to catch, exposed LAPD abuses, caused two television stations to lose their licenses over news manipulations, and revealed Donald Trump’s true net worth. He has uncovered so many tax dodges that he has been called the “de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United States.” His last book, Perfectly Legal, was a New York Times bestseller and honored as Book of the Year by the journalism organization Investigative Reporters and Editors. Over his forty-year career he has won many other honors, including a George Polk Award.

Download a flier for the event [ HERE ].

The interview below, from Bill Moyers Journal, is on his previous book, “Free Lunch.”  For those who do not know Mr. Johnston’s work, this video provides a look into his work and powerful findings.

Bill Moyers Journal: David Cay Johnson from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.