William Viney is a researcher in the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London. His writing has appeared in magazines and journals such as Cabinet, Critical Quarterly, frieze, and the Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Waste: A Philosophy of Things (2014) .
David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on "PBS NewsHour," NPR's "All Things Considered" and NBC's "Meet the Press." He teaches at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the bestselling author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense. He has three children and lives in Maryland.