David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist and the winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for uncovering loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code, while reporting for The New York Times. He has served as president of the 5,700-member Investigative Reporters & Editors and is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling trilogy Perfectly Legal, Free Lunch, and The Fine Print. His latest book is the world-wide bestseller The Making of Donald Trump, now in 10 languages. He is the editor of Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, recently published by The New Press. He teaches at Syracuse University College of Law.
Johnston is a columnist for The Daily Beast, Investopedia and Tax Notes and a frequent contributor commentator on economic issues, on MSNBC, Al Jazeera, PBS, CNN, BBC, CBC and numerous public radio shows.
Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software. An active columnist, Professor Kotlikoff’s columns and blogs appear in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, The Economist, Yahoo.com, and the Huffington Post. Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1977.
From 1977 through 1983 he served on the faculties of economics of the University of California, Los Angeles and Yale University. In 1981-82 Professor Kotlikoff was a Senior Economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 16 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent books are The Clash of Generations (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press), The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission (Civitas), Jimmy Stewart Is Dead (John Wiley & Sons), Spend ‘Til the End, (co-authored with Scott Burns, Simon & Schuster), The Healthcare Fix (MIT Press), and The Coming Generational Storm (co-authored with Scott Burns, MIT Press) and Generational Policy (MIT Press). Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security (co-authored with Philip Moeller and Paul Solman) will be published by Simon & Schuster in February 2015.
Professor Kotlikoff’s writings and research address financial reform, personal finance, taxes, Social Security, healthcare, deficits, generational accounting, pensions, saving, and insurance.
Professor Kotlikoff has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Government of Russia, the Government of Ukraine, the Government of Bolivia, the Government of Bulgaria, the Treasury of New Zealand, the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Joint Committee on Taxation, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The American Council of Life Insurance, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, AON Corp., and other major U.S. corporations.
He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
Micheline Maynard is a business journalist, author and professor who is considered one of the country’s leading experts on all forms of transportation. She is the former Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times, where she covered the bankruptcies and rebirth of General Motors and Chrysler, as well as the restructuring of the airline industry. More recently, she has been a contributor to Forbes and Time Magazine, where she has written about the bankruptcy of the city of Detroit, and its urban revival.
Maynard is the author of THE END OF DETROIT: How The Big Three Lost Their Grip On The American Car Market, which predicted the demise of the Detroit companies and prescribed steps the companies needed to take to win back consumers. She has written three other books. In 2013, she launched Curbing Cars: Rethinking How We Get Around, a journalism project looking at how Americans are driving less and turning to other forms of transportation, including public transit, bike sharing, car sharing, and walking. The Curbing Cars eBook was published by Forbes, and the project was the subject of a cover story in the Columbia Journalism Review.
Maynard currently serves as Director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.Maynard is a visiting professor at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State. She also has taught at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Maynard is a regular guest on national and international television, such as PBS NewsHour, Charlie Rose, CNBC’s Squawk Box, ABC’s 20/20, The Today Show, and BBC World News. She appears frequently on NPR programs including Here and Now, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and on public radio’s Marketplace.
She is an experienced public speaker, including appearances at Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, Michigan, Michigan State, The University of Nevada Reno, Wayne State and Indiana State. She has spoken to the non-profit and corporate groups including the Women In Restructuring Confederation, US-China Chamber of Commerce, Economic Club of Grand Rapids, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the Ann Arbor City Club, as well as many civic organizations.
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