John Greenwald

John Greenwald

John Greenwald is a former senior writer for Time magazine, where he specialized in business and economic news and wrote more than two dozen cover articles. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, John served as business editor of The Minneapolis Star before joining Time, and subsequently edited an award-winning weekly business newspaper in New Jersey. He worked as a vocational counselor for high school dropouts in New York City before entering journalism and has written a book about careers in the sports industry. His freelance articles have appeared in Fortune, Corporate Board Member magazine, politico.com, Knowledge@Wharton and elsewhere.

Recent Stories By John Greenwald:

  • For Many, Energy DeReg Was a Dismal FailureJuly 23, 2011

    Kurt Gilbert of Buffalo, New York, hoped to lower his family’s electric bill two years ago when he left his local utility for a competitive supplier, Energy Plus. The company promised an annual...

  • After bin Laden—Back to the Budget Busting TalksMay 9, 2011

    Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton historian and author of a new book, Age of Fracture, predicts that within less than a week after the death of Osama bin Laden, “the partisan debates over the budget will...

  • It's the Economists, Stupid!April 12, 2011

    Beware of Economists Bearing Fiscal Advice One economist's prescription is invariably another one's poison.  That's why economists can't agree on a...

  • Beware of Economists Bearing Fiscal AdviceApril 12, 2011

    If all economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion--George Bernard Shaw Switch on a television news show or flip open an op-ed page these days and you’re likely to...

  • Hubbard: Fiscal Reform Must Come from Spending CutsJanuary 5, 2011

    The tax bill that President Obama signed to great fanfare last month shows neither presidential leadership nor a turn away from no-holds-barred gridlock. Quite to the contrary, Obama merely signed...

  • Reinhardt: Repeal Health Care, Make GOP Cut CostsNovember 28, 2010

    Go ahead. Repeal health care reform. That's what President Obama should tell Congressional Republicans, according to Princeton economist and health care expert Uwe E. Reinhardt. His logic: That way...

  • ‘Mine’s Bigger than Yours’ Puts G-20 Leaders at OddsNovember 10, 2010

    When leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies met in Washington, D.C. two years ago, their common goal was to combat the worldwide recession. But with President Obama and the heads of the Group of...

  • Alan Blinder: The Deficit Is a Slow Motion Train WreckNovember 9, 2010

    The Fed’s decision to pump $600 billion into the banking system may seem like a bold move, but it’s not likely to be adequate to the task. And if Congress fails to extend the expiring Bush tax cuts,...

  • Long-Term Care: Another Time Bomb for the EconomyOctober 20, 2010

    Just a few weeks ago Richard Doelger opened a letter to find that the premiums on his long-term care insurance were set to jump 25 percent in November — that’s on top of a 25 percent increase last...