About the Author
Michael E. Kanell is an economics writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has appeared on television and radio, including CNBC, NPR, and various local stations across the country. He has a bachelor's degree in history from Princeton University and a law degree from Boston University, where he was also adjunct professor of the College of Communications. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nigel Holmes is an award-winning information graphics specialist. His work has appeared in countless publications, including Time (where he worked as graphics director), Adweek, GQ, Details, Discover, Money, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and more. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.
Mike Kimel is an economic consultant who has built sophisticated statistical tools used by the military, NASA, and other government agencies. He also taught economics and advanced statistics at Pepperdine University, ran the internal consulting group for a Fortune 500 telecom company, and worked for a Big 4 accounting firm. He holds a Ph.D in economics from UCLA. He lives in Akron, Ohio, where he works at a diversified regional energy company. He is a contributing blogger on angrybear.com, one of the top economic blogs in the country.