A continuation of the authors and filmmakers I recommended to your readers:
1) Jeffrey Toobin — "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court". Mr. Toobin did his undergraduate work at Harvard (magna cum laude-BA). Attended Columbia Prep, Phillips Exeter Academy and got his law degree at Harvard (magna cum laude). He was the editor of The Harvard Law Review. Received the Truman Scholarship. Law clerk to a federal judge. Associate Counsel during Iran-Contra and Oliver North's criminal trial. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn.
2) Joe Nocera — "All the Devils Are Here: a history of the financial crisis". He is currently at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Worked at the New York Times. NPR commentator. Writes for Fortune, GQ , Esquire, New England Monthly, The Texas Monthly, The Washington Monthly Magazines. Editor at Newsweek. Received his B.S. from Boston College. He was a 2007 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
3) Andrew Ross Sorkin — "Too Big To Fail: the inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the Financial System and themselves". Received his B.S. from Cornell University. Worked at the New York Times and Business Week. I responsible for breaking major new re: Chase's acquisition of J.P. Morgan & Hewlett Packard's acquisition of Compaq. Vodafone's hostile bid for Mannesmann ($183 billion). IBM's sale of PC Business to Lenovo and News Corp's acquisition of Dow Jones & The Wall Street Journal. Also reported on the government bailout of major investment banks and AIG.
4) Sebastain Mallaby — "More Money Than God" and "The World's Banker". Scholarship to Oxford University and Eton College. Senior Fellow for Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow. Contributing Editor to Financial Times. Columnist and Editorial Board Member of The Washinton Post. Writes for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Atlantic Monthly. He is The Economist's Washington Bureau Chief. Two time Pulitzer Prize finalist.
5) Roger Lowenstein — "When Genius Failed: the rise and fall of long-term Capital Management". Attended Cornell University. Reported for The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade. Has written five books and writes for: Smart Money, The New York Times, The Atlantic and Bloomberg Business Week.
6) Robert Reich — "Beyond Outrage: what has gone wrong with our economy and how to fix it" and "The Work of Nations: preparing ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism". Attended Dartmouth College (A.B. Summa cum laude), won a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School (Editor of The Yale Law Journal). Served under Presidents: Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. Was the Secretary of Labor during Pres. Clinton's Administration. Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at Goldman School of Public Policy and the University of California-Berkeley. Former Professor: Harvard's JFK School of Government, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Chairman and founding editor of The Harvard Business Review. Writes for The Atlantic, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Has published 14 books. Was an assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General Robert Bork. Director of Policy & Planning Board of the Federal Trade Commission. Taught at the JFK School of Government at Harvard.
7) Joseph Stiglitz, PhD — "The Price of Inequality: how today's divided society endangers our future". Field: Macroeconomics, Public economics and information economics. Was The World Bank Chief Economist, succeeded by Nicholas Stern. Was the 17th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. Alma Maters: Amherst College and MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Professor at Columbia University. Research Fellow at Cambridge University, England as a Fulbright Scholar. Held academic positions at: Yale, Stanford, Duke, Oxford and Princeton. Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and is a former member , and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. Also chairs: the University of Manchester's Brooks World Poverty Institute as well as the Socialist International Commission on Global Financial Issues and is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He has over 40 honorary doctorates, eight honorary professorships, and an honorary deanship. The president of the U.N. General Assembly appointed Stiglitz as the chairman of the U.N. Commission on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System and commissioned a report on reforming the international monetary and financial system. Named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He is the author of 10 books, including The Price of Inequality (2021) which was on the New York Times best seller list. He gives classes for double-degree program between Sciences Po Paris and École Polytechnique in Economics and Public Policy. He was the lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize (2007). Named by Foreign Policy magazine on its list of top global thinkers. 2012 he was awarded the Legion of Honor, in the rank of officer, by French ambassador in the U.S. Francois Delattre. And last, but certainly not least: he was an advisor to the Greek government.
To be continued.