David Dayen

Why Is the Justice Dept. More Concerned with Respecting Swiss Laws Than Enforcing Our Own?
February 27, 2014

The key question after yesterday's Swiss-bank hearings.

When Millenials Can't Move Out of Their Parents' Basements the Entire Economy Suffers
February 21, 2014

It isn't just bad for 20-somethings; it's bad for everybody. 

Obama's Partly to Blame for the Postal Service's Backward Ways
February 10, 2014

Why hasn't he filled the vacanies on the agency's board?

The Farm Bill Still Gives Wads of Cash to Agribusiness. It's Just Sneakier About It.
February 04, 2014

Politicians will tell you otherwise. Don't believe them.

The Post Office Should Just Become a Bank
January 28, 2014

A cool way Obama could save USPS--and ding check-cashing joints

Your Credit Card Has a Dangerous Flaw That the Banks Refuse to Fix
January 16, 2014

Why the magnetic stripe on your credit card is putting you at risk.

A Small Bank in Utah Has Launched Wall Street's War on the Volcker Rule
December 30, 2013

While you were getting that pair of socks you always wanted, the government got an unexpected Christmas present: the first lawsuit seeking to nullify a portion of the Volcker rule, which regulators just finalized a few weeks ago.

Another Slap on the Wrist for a Company That Abused Homeowners
December 20, 2013

Mortgage servicing company Ocwen doesn't even have to admit it did anything wrong.

A Buddy of Big Banks May Wind Up Watchdogging Wall Street
December 13, 2013

A possible appointment that progressives see as a sop to big banks

The Volcker Rule: How It Will Work, and Why It May Still Fail
December 10, 2013

“As a starting point, we think the Proposed Rule is simply too tepid.” That was how Senators Jeff Merkley and Carl Levin opened their February 2012 comment letter to federal banking regulators about the “Volcker rule,” designed to prevent large banks