Ron Baiman is Direc­tor of Bud­get and Pol­i­cy Analy­sis at the Cen­ter for Tax and Bud­get Account­abil­i­ty, an Illi­nois based pub­lic pol­i­cy think tank.
Bill Bar­clay worked for 22 years in finan­cial ser­vices before retir­ing in 2004; since then he has been active in the Oak Park Coali­tion for Truth and Jus­tice and Demo­c­ra­t­ic Social­ists of Amer­i­ca.
Sid­ney Hol­lan­der, a for­mer Chica­go Depart­ment of Human Ser­vices employ­ee who worked on leg­isla­tive issues, lives in Chica­go.
Joe Per­sky is a pro­fes­sor of eco­nom­ics at Uni­ver­si­ty of Illi­nois, Chicago.
Elce Red­mond is a com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er and polit­i­cal train­er who has worked with non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions and labor unions in the Unit­ed States and around the world.
Mel Rothen­berg, pro­fes­sor emer­i­tus of math­e­mat­ics at Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go, is a long­time social activist and writer on a vari­ety of issues, many 
relat­ed to the con­struc­tion of socialism.
How to Create Good Jobs Now
A bold proposal for meeting human needs through a permanent U.S. employment program.