Greg Palast

Greg Palast is an economist and financial investigator turned journalist. He is the author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (Penguin), Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal and Election in 9 Easy Steps (Seven Stories) and, published this month, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt for America’s Vanished Voters (Seven Stories).

How to Steal an Election

How to Steal an Election How to Steal an Election

A lesson in purging the rolls, blocking registration, and other manipulation tactics.

Jul 24, 2020 / Comix Nation / Ted Rall and Greg Palast

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza

How Mitt and Ann made millions—and Mitt’s hedge fund donors made billions—from the auto-industry rescue that he condemned.

Oct 17, 2012 / Feature / Greg Palast

Mr. Singer and Mr. Ryan Mr. Singer and Mr. Ryan

The auto bailout bill, proposed by President George W. Bush, passed in December 2008 with only thirty-two Republican votes. Among their number, to the surprise and consternation of the Tea Partiers among his supporters, was Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. But Ryan’s vote likely came as no surprise to the hedge funders who benefited from it the most—particularly Paul Singer, with whom Ryan has enjoyed a long and cozy relationship. Singer and his firm, Elliott Management, are the No. 1 funders of Paul Ryan’s Prosperity PAC. Indeed, it was Singer, reports The Wall Street Journal, who helped push Ryan onto the national ticket as the vice presidential nominee—but only after Ryan turned down Singer’s suggestion that he run for president himself. Ryan had already shocked his supporters by voting for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, whose funds were used to boost the auto bailout and enrich Singer’s Elliott Management. In addition to pouring $2.8 billion into Delphi, TARP sent $12 billion to Ally Financial, formerly the GM finance unit GMAC. One of the biggest holders of Ally is Paul Singer’s fund.GP

Oct 17, 2012 / Feature / Greg Palast

Confronting the Globalcrat Confronting the Globalcrat

Globalization advocates must realize that they're dealing with a new world.

Dec 2, 2009 / Editorial / Greg Palast

Ecuador Gets Chávez’d Ecuador Gets Chávez’d

Ecuador's new president, Alfredo Palacio, discusses the confidential World Bank agreements that are shackling his nation.

May 12, 2005 / Feature / Greg Palast

Vanishing Votes Vanishing Votes

On October 29, 2002, George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Hidden behind its apple-pie-and-motherhood name lies a nasty civil rights time bomb.

Apr 29, 2004 / Editorial / Greg Palast

Florida’s ‘Disappeared Voters’: Disfranchised by the GOP Florida’s ‘Disappeared Voters’: Disfranchised by the GOP

Thousands of citizens can't register or have been wrongly thrown off the rolls.

Jan 18, 2001 / Feature / Greg Palast

Scrub Helps Shrub Scrub Helps Shrub

Florida purged its voter rolls, thanks in part to a web of corporate players.

Jan 18, 2001 / Feature / Greg Palast