Steven Pearlstein

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


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

  • Jan 23, 2015

It might be the last best hope for bipartisan cooperation.

  • Jan 7, 2015

COLUMN | A small bump in pay can lead to big returns, and would be a step toward restoring social capital.

  • Jan 2, 2015

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

  • Dec 12, 2014

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

  • Nov 29, 2014

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

  • Oct 31, 2014

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.

  • Oct 22, 2014

A recent side effect of the Fed chair’s policies has been the dumping of stocks, commodities and junk bonds.

  • Oct 17, 2014

Insurer’s rate for tendon surgery was set below the amount Medicare pays, and the calculation used is shrouded.

  • Oct 10, 2014

Edward Kleinbard and Jeff Madrick offer differing views to debunk the belief in the market-guided fixes.

  • Oct 10, 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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