Michael Hiltzik

Columnist The Economy Hub

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik writes the daily blog “The Economy Hub.” His business column appears every Sunday and Wednesday. As a member of the Los Angeles Times staff, he has been a financial and technology writer and a foreign correspondent. He is the author of five books, including “Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age” and “The New Deal: A Modern History.” Hiltzik and colleague Chuck Philips shared the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry.

Recent Articles

  • You really want to privatize Social Security in THIS market?

    You really want to privatize Social Security in THIS market?

    The enduring mystery about President George W. Bush's old plan to privatize Social Security by moving contributions into individual savings accounts is how it survived two market crashes and decades of underperformance by workers' 401(k) accounts. Yet this idea still walks among us, like a zombie....

  • Market 'turmoil' and the problem of CNBC

    Market 'turmoil' and the problem of CNBC

    "The Dow is trying to stage a recovery here." That's what I heard an anchorperson say on CNBC around 9 a.m. Monday (noon Eastern time). It was as distilled an indication as one could want of why no normal investor should be anywhere near the financial news network during frenetic trading days like...