Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2011
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 72
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Golden Gate 8
    Floor: Lobby Level

    (Tickets were sold in advance of the Annual Meeting. Tickets may be purchased at On-Site Registration until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 5 if space is available. Tickets will not be for sale at the luncheon.)


    David Cay Johnston is a national best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, frequent commentator on National Public Radio and other media, university lecturer, and a regular columnist for Tax Notes. From 1968 to 2008, Johnston was an investigative reporter for The New York Times and four other major newspapers who earned a widely respected reputation for exposing systemic socio-economic inequity resulting from fraud, mismanagement, and widely practiced business, tax, and economic policy.


    The Washington Monthly calls him "one of the country's most important journalists," and the Portland Oregonian says his work is the equal of Ida Tarbell, Upton Sinclair and Lincoln Steffens. At The New York Times, Johnston received a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for exposing tax loopholes and inequities.


    His national best selling books include (1) Free Lunch, that exposes massive transfers of wealth from the poor, middle class and affluent to the super rich, and (2) Perfectly Legal (winner of the 2004 Investigative Book of the Year Award) that exposes how the tax system benefits the rich at the expense of poor and middle class people. His next book, The Fine Print, exposing legalized price gouging, will be out in 2011.

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  • 1411 Socio-Economics Luncheon: $79.00