Ideas Writer and Editorial Writer

David Scharfenberg

David Scharfenberg is an editorial writer and staff writer for the Globe’s Ideas section. He previously worked as a reporter in the Globe’s State House bureau. A graduate of Brown University, he has written for The New York Times and The Providence Journal and was a radio reporter at WBUR in Boston.

Latest stories

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Trillions of dollars have sloshed into offshore tax havens. Here’s how to get it back

By , Globe Staff

Offshore tax havens are a powerful engine of inequality.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: ‘Stock-tails’

By , Globe Staff

Mixologists are offering some unusual combinations this winter.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: Raw water

By , Globe Staff

The hunt for the natural product knows no bounds.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

You’re probably a jerk. We all are

By , Globe Staff

We all have an angel on one shoulder, and we only pretend we’re in charge.