L.A.'s Future Is in Its Blue-Collar Roots Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a senior fellow at the Pepperdine Institute for Public Policy and the Pacific Research Institute. He is also business-trends analyst for Fox TV
When a Deputy Mayor May Be as Crucial as the Mayor Xandra Kayden, Xandra Kayden, a political scientist at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research, is writing a book on the political structure of Los Angeles. She is the author of "Surviving Power" (Free Press.)
We Can Begin to Tackle Income Disparity ROBERT EISNER, ROBERT EISNER is William R. Kenan professor emeritus of economics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He is the author of "The Misunderstood Economy: What Counts and How to Count It."