Notes on Contributors

Charles Bayer has been a pastor and theological professor in the United States and Australia. He and Wendy live at Pilgrim Place Claremont, CA. He currently serves on two not-for-profit boards, writes a weekly widely circulated political column, and is a watercolor artist. He is also a former member of a Claremont City committee dealing with hate crimes and hate incidents.

Bob Gerecke (BG), a retired financial administrator, is a frequent contributor to Progressive Democracy making highly original suggestions about how things might be done differently in our economy and lives.

Ivan Light is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UCLA. He has written about immigration issues for years, earning expert status in the field of sociology.

Merrill Ring (MR) after a long career as a professor of philosophy now spends much of his retired years engaged in political work, chiefly with political ideas.

Andy Winnick is now Emeritus Professor of Economics and Statistics, California State University Los Angeles. He has been a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisors. He is the President of the American Institute for Progressive Democracy.