I’m Jesse Eisinger, a Pulitzer-winning financial reporter. AMA about why only one person is in jail for the financial crisis.
Jesse Eisinger is an American journalist, currently a financial reporter for ProPublica. He and colleague Jake Bernstein won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2011 citing "their exposure of questionable practices on Wall Street that contributed to the nation's economic meltdown, using digital tools to help explain the complex subject to lay readers." Eisinger also played a key role in uncovering the accounting scandal at Lernout & Hauspie; in August 2000 he published an article in The Wall Street Journal detailing that firms use fictitious Korean transactions to hide losses.
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I am a Senior Reporter for ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative news organization. Twitter: @eisingerj
You might know that no top bankers were imprisoned after the financial crisis, but it’s actually worse than you think. My NYT Mag piece, which came out yesterday, explains that it’s not just big banks that are Too Big To Prosecute, but big pharma, big tech, big auto. The Department of Justice has lost the ability to meaningfully sanction companies or to go after individuals at the top echelons of Corporate America. In my piece, I explain the roots of this rise of corporate impunity.
My job is to cover Wall Street and finance. I won a Pulitzer Prize with fellow ProPublican Jake Bernstein here for a series on bad stuff investment bankers did to prolong the bubble and then to make the crisis worse. It was also a This American Life episode. I also write a regular column for the Dealbook section of The New York Times. Ask me almost anything. I won’t answer any questions on personal finance or where you should invest. But stuff on Wall Street, journalism, all the mistakes I’ve made in my career and NFL football