About the Author

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James Kwak is a professor at the UConn School of Law and the chair of the board of the Southern Center for Human Rights. He is the author or co-author of three previous books: 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown (with Simon Johnson), White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters To You (with Simon Johnson), and Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality.

James is the co-author of The Baseline Scenario, a leading blog covering economics and public policy. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Democracy, The American Prospect, Washington Monthly, Finance and Development, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, and on the web sites of The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, NPR, Foreign Policy, and The Financial Times. James has an A.B. in social studies from Harvard, a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the Yale Law School. Before going to law school, he co-founded Guidewire Software. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.



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James Kwak

Books: Take Back Our Party, Economism, White House Burning, 13 Bankers. Chair, @southerncenter. Co-founder, @Guidewire_PandC. Freelance cellist.