William E. Spriggs chairs the department of economics at Howard University. He is a senior fellow at the Economic Policy Institute and former executive director of the National Urban League Institute for Opportunity and Equality.
Sarah Stankorb is an Ohio-based writer focused on women's issues, politics and religion. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, The Atlantic.com, Salon, CNNMoney and GOOD Magazine, among others.
Paul Starr is co-founder and co-editor of the The American Prospect. and professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and the Bancroft Prize in American history, he is the author of seven books, including most recently Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Heath Care Reform (Yale University Press, revised ed. 2013). Click here to read more about Starr.