The Nov. 15 session of Thursday Morning Roundtable will feature David Cay Johnston, visiting distinguished lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management. He will discuss how corporate socialism is devastating America.
Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and best-selling author, is a columnist and television commentator for Reuters. He has a worldwide assignment on tax, accounting and other economic issues. He began teaching at Syracuse College of Law in 2009, after retiring from The New York Times in 2008. Johnston is known for his coverage of how the tax system actually works, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. He also wrote groundbreaking news stories that revealed Enron did not pay taxes, that some companies use a Bermuda mailing address to escape American taxes, and exposed political spying and brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Johnston’s latest investigative book, “Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill,” was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He is the author of “Perfectly Legal,” a national bestseller on the U.S. tax system that won the 2004 Investigative Book of the Year award. His first book was “Temples of Chance,” an expose of the casino industry. His newest book, “The Fine Print,” is about how businesses abuse plain English to restrain competition and charge inflated prices.
TMR meets from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Rd.
For further information, contact Sandra Barrett, director of community programs, 315-443-4846 or visit www.uc.syr.edu/community/tmr. The TMR program is broadcast on WCNY-FM, 91.3 on Sundays at 8 p.m. and at www.wcny.org/radio/thursday-morning-roundtable.