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

Michael Lewis has done it again

Michael Lewis has done it again

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

A lack of resolve — not resources — keeps us snowbound

A lack of resolve — not resources — keeps us snowbound

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

Are we forever destined for economic inequality?

Are we forever destined for economic inequality?

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

Internet retailers take on razor, eyeglass monopolies

Internet retailers take on razor, eyeglass monopolies

Warby Parker and Harry’s create business models that can lower prices and increase selections.