Paul Crider is a husband and father living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He daylights as a semiconductor engineer but otherwise likes to spend his time reading and writing. He grew up in Oklahoma before migrating to California for graduate school in chemistry.
Samuel Hammond is a Poverty and Welfare Policy Analyst at the Niskanen Center. His research interests include the political economics of the welfare state, aviation regulation, and social capital theory.
Jerrod A. Laber is a writer and non-profit program manager based in Arlington, Virginia. He is a former classical singer and actor who has appeared in opera, musical theater, and concert across the eastern and mid-western United States. He grew up in Appalachian Ohio.
Brink Lindsey (@lindsey_brink on Twitter) is vice president for research at the Cato Institute and the author, with Steven M. Teles, of the upcoming book The Captured Economy: How the Privileged Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality.
Akiva Malamet is an undergraduate in Government in the Raphael Recanati International School (RRIS) at The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and a senior member of the RRIS Debate Society. He is an occasional contributor to the group blog “Sweet Talk Conversation”, where he writes about philosophy and politics.
Brandon Turner is associate professor of Political Science at Clemson University, where he is jointly appointed in the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He earned his B.A. from Miami University of Ohio (2004), and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (2008). His work has appeared recently in the journals Political Theory and Polity, and he's currently revising a manuscript titled Antagonism in the Liberal Tradition. His research interests are in the history of modern political thought, broadly construed.