Bob Batchelor is a professor of Public Relations in the School of Mass Communications at the University of South Florida. He is the author of The 1900s: American Popular Culture Through History and Kotex, Kleenex, Huggies: Kimberly-Clark And The Consumer Revolution In American Business. He is also the editor of the forthcoming Literary Cash: Writings Inspired by the Legendary Johnny Cash, which will be published by Benbella books in January 2007.
Sam Beard is the founder and president of Economic Security 2000, a project of the nonprofit National Development Council, of which he is chairman. He is also the author of Restoring Hope in America: The Social Security Problem.
Jeremy Bearer-Friend is a Ph.D. student in education policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former fellow with the Movement Strategy Center, the Greenlining Institute, and Young People For.