Bar­bara Ehren­re­ich, a jour­nal­ist and author, first wrote for In These Times in 1977. Her recent books include Bright-sided: How Pos­i­tive Think­ing is Under­min­ing Amer­i­ca and Nick­el and Dimed: On (Not) Get­ting by in Amer­i­ca.

John Ehren­re­ich is pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­o­gy at the State Uni­ver­si­ty of New York, Col­lege at Old West­bury. He wrote The Human­i­tar­i­an Com­pan­ion: A Guide for Inter­na­tion­al Aid, Devel­op­ment, and Human Rights Work­ers.

They co-authored the essay The Pro­fes­sion­al-Man­age­r­i­al Class” in the March-April 1977 issue of Rad­i­cal Amer­i­ca.

Death of the Yuppie Dream
The rise and fall of the professional-managerial class.