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Dec 31, 2013

How Wall Street buys professors to teach, write and testify on Wall Street's behalf with two time Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Kocieniewsk from The New York Times. David Kocieniewski wrote two investigative articles this year about Goldman Sachs and Apple that we discuss all the time on this show. His latest investigative piece will make you question everything you're told by economists and professors. Then Film Critic Michael Snyder lists his favorite movies for 2013. Also Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys, Jimmy Lee Wirt, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer. Portions of our show are written by Hal Lublin, David Weiss and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

David Kocieniewski is a business reporter who has been covering the nation’s tax system for The New York Times since 2010.  Previously, Mr. Kocieniewski had been a reporter on the paper’s Metro desk since 1995 where he focused on law enforcement, corruption and its offshoot and the New Jersey government.

In 2013, he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting “for its penetrating look into business practices by Apple and other technology companies that illustrates the darker side of a changing global economy for workers and consumers.”

In 2011, Mr. Kocieniewski examined the efforts by businesses to lower their taxes and the debate over how to improve the tax system in a series titled “But Nobody Pays That.’'

In April 2012, the series was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. The Pulitzer jury said his work “penetrated a legal thicket to explain how the nation’s wealthiest citizens and corporations often exploited loopholes and avoided taxes.”

Mr. Kocieniewski joined The Times in 1995.  Previously, he worked at The Detroit News from 1986 to 1990, and New York Newsday from 1990 to 1995.  He has covered criminal justice and politics for most of his career. 

While at New York Newsday, he wrote a series of stories about corruption in the New York Police Department that led to the Mollen Commission hearings and won a handful of awards from various organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Mr. Kocieniewski is the co-author of “Two Seconds Under the World,” a book about the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the F.B.I.’s failure to takes steps that might have prevented it.  He also wrote “The Brass Wall,” an exposé about corruption in the police department’s Internal Affairs Bureau that nearly cost a hero undercover detective his life; the book was cited as one of the top 10 nonfiction books of 2003.

Mr. Kocieniewski was born in Buffalo, N.Y.  He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1986.