Steven Pearlstein

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


Hot new area in human resource management aims to bring “big data” to corporate hiring and promotion.

  • Aug 1, 2014

The concept of Automatic IRAs to help prepare Americans for retirement faces some challenges

  • Jul 18, 2014

Steven Pearlstein column: Why the convention center arms race is a contest no city can win.

  • Jun 27, 2014

The letter Obama should have sent to Medtronic, the latest runaway corporation.

  • Jun 20, 2014

COLUMN | Corporations have the upper hand when it comes to workers’ pay. But that may be changing.

  • May 23, 2014

Buyback binges lift stock market in short term, but all that dealmaking can kill shareholder value in long run.

  • May 10, 2014

Right now, the credit markets are in bubble territory, propping up stock and real estate values as well.

  • Apr 26, 2014

COLUMN | The author reveals how investment firms have conspired to skim pennies from real investors.

  • Apr 12, 2014

By setting a low bar for school and government closures, local officials are doing more harm than good.

  • Mar 29, 2014

Income inequality is the normal and future state of capitalism, argues the economist Thomas Piketty.

  • Mar 28, 2014
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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.

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.
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