Eric Laursen is an independent journalist and activist who writes about politics, economics, culture, and the many and devilish ways that all three intersect. He has contributed to a wide range of publications including The Village Voice, Institutional Investor, YES!, In These Times, CFO, Z Magazine, The AICPA Journal of Accounting, and Huffingtonpost.com. He has even reviewed books on Amazon.com. He is the author, most recently, of The People's Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan (AK Press), which was named an Editor's Choice nonfiction book of the year by BookList for 2012. He also co-authored Understanding the Crash (Soft Skull, 2010). Long engaged in the movements against war, corporate globalization, and neoliberal economics, he lives in the United States.