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

Judge rules for ex-AIG chief in bailout suit, but awards him no money

Judge rules for ex-AIG chief in bailout suit, but awards him no money

Shareholders, led by Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, had demanded up to $38 billion from the government.

We bailed you out, and now you want what!?!

We bailed you out, and now you want what!?!

Wall Street figures are suing the government because they didn’t like their bailouts. And they just might win.

At the glimmering edge of good sense

At the glimmering edge of good sense

The brawl over Emerald Cay, paradise to the 1 percent, is a parable of American capitalism gone wrong

To quash the tea party once and for all, Democrats should publicly back John Boehner

To quash the tea party once and for all, Democrats should publicly back John Boehner

It might be the last best hope for bipartisan cooperation.