Sirota hired by Capital & Main to lead investigations
David Sirota, who resigned from the International Business Times in February, has been hired by Capital & Main to lead its investigative desk.
Publisher Danny Feingold writes, “His coverage will focus on the country’s historically high level of economic inequality, and the role of Wall Street, the private sector and government policy in perpetuating income disparity.
“David is regarded as one of American journalism’s most authoritative experts on complex financial systems including taxes, hedge funds, private equity and public pensions. He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business award from the Society for American Business Editors and Writers – most recently for his coverage of the 2017 Republican tax bill and its controversial ‘Corker kickback’ provision.
“The New York Times has called David a ‘populist rabble-rouser’ with a ‘take-no-prisoners mind-set.’ The legendary late columnist Molly Ivins said, ‘Sirota is a new-generation populist who instinctively understands that the only real questions are ‘Who’s getting screwed?’ and ‘Who’s doing the screwing?’’
“David will begin as a full-time reporter for Capital & Main in the summer. In the lead-up to that, he will be do some editorial consulting and also help us build out our publishing partnership network.”
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