Stephen Berger is an executive vice president of GE Capital. From 1985 to 1990, he was the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He previously served as executive director of the New York State Emergency Control Board for the City of New York and as chairman of the United States Railway Association, a federal agency.
Tamar Jacoby was formerly a law reporter for Newsweek and deputy op-ed page editor of the New York Times. She is currently writing a book that asks whatever happened to racial integration.
Nicholas King has worked as a foreign correspondent for UPI and as an editorial writer for the New York Herald Tribune. He is currently director of the New York Foreign Press Center and a contributor to newspapers and periodicals including the Wall Street Journal and National Review.
Joel Kotkin is the author of Tribes: How Race, Religion, and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy. He is a senior fellow of the Center for the New West, and an international fellow of the School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. Mr. Kotkin is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a frequent contributor to the Washington Post.
Heather Mac Donald writes about cultural politics for Partisan Review, The New Criterion, Commentary, and other magazines. She was formerly a lawyer with the Environmental Protection Agency. Research assistance for her article was provided by Lawrence Fleischer, an adjunct professor at New York University.
Francis Morrone is a bookseller and freelance writer specializing in architecture and New York history. His guidebook to New York architecture will be published by Peregrine Smith in the fall of 1993. Mr. Morrone lives in Brooklyn.
Charles Murray is the Bradley Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is author of Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950-1980 and In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government. He is currently at work on a book about the relationship of intelligence with public policy, in collaboration with Richard Herrnstein.
Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the author of The Litigation Explosion: What Happened When America Unleashed the Lawsuit (E. P. Dutton/Truman Talley Books, 1991). His writings on law, government, and the economy appear in such publications as Fortune, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Peter Salins is chairman of Hunter College's Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of The Ecology of Housing Destruction, editor of New York Unbound, and coauthor with Gerard Mildner of Scarcity by Design: The Legacy of New York City's Housing Policies.