Policy Luncheon with New York Times reporter and author, Joe Nocera
CED hosted a policy luncheon featuring New York Times reporter and columnist Joe Nocera. Joe Nocera writes the Talking Business column for The New York Times each Saturday. Mr. Nocera is also a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. In addition to his work at The Times, he serves as a regular business commentator for NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.
The CED discussion focused on Mr. Nocera’s new book, “All The Devils are Here: The Hidden History of The Financial Crisis” (co-written with Bethany McLean). He spoke at length about the role of government regulation of housing financial markets in the financial crisis that began in 2008.
Before joining The Times in 2005, Mr. Nocera spent 10 years at Fortune Magazine, where he held a variety of positions, including contributing writer, editor-at-large and executive editor. His last position at Fortune was editorial director. He was the Profit Motive columnist at GQ until May 1995, and he wrote the same column for Esquire from 1988 until 1990. In the 1980's, he served as a contributing editor at Newsweek, as executive editor of New England Monthly and as senior editor at Texas Monthly. From 1978 until 1980, he was an editor at The Washington Monthly.
Mr. Nocera has won three Gerald Loeb awards, including the 2008 award for commentary, and three John Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. His book, "A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class," (Touchstone, 1995) won the New York Public Library's 1995 Helen Bernstein Award as the best non-fiction book of the year. He anchored the 1997 Frontline documentary, "Betting on the Market," which aired on PBS, and in 2003, edited "The Smartest Guys in the Room," (Portfolio, 2003) the best-selling book about Enron written by two Fortune senior writers. “All The Devils Are Here” (2010), is already a national best-seller Mr. Nocera lives in New York City.