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Profiles for the authors of the books and articles listed on this website.

PIctured: Thomas Robert Malthus (1766 – 1834), English cleric and scholar, author of An Essay on the Principle of Population, which claimed humanity was trapped in a world where population growth would outstrip and gain in food production and natural resources, consistently returning us to widespread misery.  The theory caused Thomas Carlyle to call economics “the dismal science.”

Sources: Wikipedia and “Why Economics Is Really Called ‘the Dismal Science'” by Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, 17-Dec-13.

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild, sociologist and professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley. Author of the new book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.” Also author of “The Second Shift” and “The Outsourced Self.” Wikipedia … Continue reading →


David Brooks

Subjects: Politics, culture and the social sciences. David Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. His column appears every Tuesday and Friday. He is currently a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and … Continue reading →


Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues relating to questions concerning democratization … Continue reading →


Thomas Frank

Thomas Carr Frank (born March 21, 1965) is an American political analyst, historian, journalist, and columnist for Harper’s Magazine. He wrote “The Tilting Yard” column in the Wall Street Journal from 2008 to 2010, and he co-founded and edited The … Continue reading →