Stories by David Dayen

David Dayen is a contributing writer to Salon who also writes for The New Republic, The American Prospect, Politico, The Guardian and other publications. He lives in Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter: @ddayen subscribe to David Dayen's feed

Posted on: Jul 12, 2014, Source:

Big Money investors thought they had the perfect plan. There was just one huge problem.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014, Source: Salon

Who's paying Matthew Chingos of Brookings to criticize the senator's student loan plan?

Posted on: May 5, 2014, Source: Capital and Main

The homeowner's nightmare mortgage servicer is wreaking havoc in California.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: Salon

If prepaid debit cards sound too good to be true, it's because they're a scam. Here's the hidden truth behind them.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014, Source: Salon

Thanks to bank misconduct, odds are that big trouble is on its way.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: Salon

We already knew Google and Facebook were resourceful. But their new scheme to rip off the U.S. Treasury is chilling.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: Salon

As a popular Dem governor politicks at his party convention, he runs into unexpected turbulence.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2014, Source: Salon

Want to end recessions, reduce inequality, prevent identity fraud and help immigrants? It's time to begin postal banking.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: Salon

You might expect banks to try to weaken mortgage rules, but not anti-poverty groups.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Weed may be legal now in Colorado, but one key detail threatens to boost crime, raise costs and sink the business.

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013, Source: Salon

With financial firms now pushing strongly into auto loans, here's how Congress is helping car dealers rip you off.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: Salon

Here's how this so-called "big" fraud settlement is itself a big fraud.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2013, Source:

It's time for the wealthy with vacation homes and valuable shoreline land to pay their own way -- and not rely on us.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This should never happen, but it did, thanks to the sordid mortgage servicing industry.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013, Source: Salon

Winston is one of Wall Street’s greatest enemies -- he's the man who knows too much.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: Salon

Prepare to be outraged. Newly obtained filings from this Florida woman's lawsuit uncover horrifying scheme (Update).

Posted on: Jul 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Oregon’s legislature unanimously passed a debt-free higher education plan after Portland State students brought it to their attention.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013, Source: Salon

Bank of America is doing everything it can to kick this family out of its home. Here’s why you could be next.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: Salon

Bank of America whistle-blowers detail horrid schemes to fleece borrowers, reward staff for foreclosures.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: Salon

You can't refinance, or get rid of the debt through bankruptcy. Here's how college loans are even worse than you think.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: Salon

For all the outcry about targeting by ideology, IRS has for years unfairly favored a different group: the rich.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2013, Source:

How the industry uses the high court to allow bribery and evade the FDA.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2012, Source: Firedoglake

Hint: the majority of the money isn't going toward helping homeowners stay in their homes.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: Salon

On Dec. 31, underwater homeowners could be hit with a huge tax bill, unless Congress moves to help them.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2011, Source: Firedoglake

Sunday's protest against the Koch brothers' right-wing gathering in Rancho Mirage demonstrated a growing boldness by progressive causes and activists.