Steven Pearlstein
Steven Pearlstein
Columnist

Steven Pearlstein is a business and economics columnist who writes about local, national and international topics. He joined the Post in 1988 as deputy business editor, and has been defense industry reporter, economic correspondent and Canadian correspondent. He is also moderator of the Post’s On Leadership site. In the fall of 2011, he will become the Robinson Professor of Political and International Affairs at George Mason University. Pearlstein was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2008 for columns anticipating and explaining the global financial crisis. In 2011, he won a Gerald R. Loeb Lifetime Achievement award. Pearlstein grew up in Brookline, Mass., and graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. He lives in Washington with his wife, Wendy Gray.

Latest by Steven Pearlstein

Marlin Steel’s smart matrix for job and wage growth

Marlin Steel’s smart matrix for job and wage growth

Baltimore firm’s winning formula: Invest in front-line workers and set their course for a middle-class life.

Hypocrisy and half-truths mar ‘net neutrality’ debate

Hypocrisy and half-truths mar ‘net neutrality’ debate

COLUMN | Hypocrisy and half-truths mar the discussion over the principle of equal treatment of content on the Internet.

Democrats only have themselves to blame for upcoming losses

Democrats only have themselves to blame for upcoming losses

They’re headed for trouble in Tuesday’s election because they’ve run away from what they stand for.

Remembering Ben Bradlee’s leadership

Remembering Ben Bradlee’s leadership

He trusted his gut on the big things, didn’t bother with the little ones and wouldn’t spend a lot of time second-guessing himself on either.