About the Authors
Lew Daly is a Senior Fellow at Demos and Director of the Fellows Program. A writer on religion, political development, and economic thought, Daly's recent books include Godless Economy (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and God and the Welfare State (The MIT Press, 2006). Daly has published articles, reviews, and commentary in many publications, including Dissent, The Boston Review, Theoria, The Journal of Markets & Morality, Sightings, and Church & Society.
Previously, he was a fellow at the Schumann Center for Media & Democracy and a research consultant with the Democracy Collaborative of the University of Maryland. In the mid-1990s, he did pastoral work in a federal prison as well as community organizing on labor issues. Daly received his B.A. from Oberlin College, and holds advanced degrees from Brown University, the University at Buffalo, and Union Theological Seminary.
Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political-Economy at the University of Maryland. He is also a founding Principal of the Democracy Collaborative, a former Fellow at Kings College, Cambridge, a founding Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was a Legislative Director in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and a Special Assistant concerned with United Nations issues in the Department of State.
In addition to Unjust Deserts, he is the author of The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb (Knopf), Atomic Diplomacy (Simon & Schuster), and America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy (John Wiley & Sons). He lectures widely, has testified before numerous Congressional Committees, and has published articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and other popular and academic publications. Alperovitz received his Ph.D. in Political-Economy as a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University, a Master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin.