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

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: An alternative to advertising

By , Globe Staff

Salon is experimenting with a solution to online ad blockers.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: The armpit transplant

By , Globe Staff

There’s an armpit microbiome, and this researcher is trying to master it.

Brainiac

Innovation of the Week: 3D volumetric images

By , Globe Staff

They’re not quite holograms. But they do appear straight out of a sci-fi fantasy.

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.