|Contributor since:||November 2009|
|Location:||Prairie Crossing, Illinois|
I'm an econologista. I look at the intersection between personal and systems ecology and economics. I've written 13 books, countless columns and articles and speak widely.
I'm Known For...
writing the unvarnished truth about personal economics
My Current Project
Looking at the relationship between the Chinese and American economies
My Greatest Achievement
Cul-de-Sac Syndrome, my recent book on the housing crisis and beyond
My Biggest Regret
Not having studied business, marketing, economics and a dozen other subjects in college
I Truly Respect
Tom Friedman, Robert Shiller, Ralph Nader, Thomas Geoghegan, Theresa Amato, Richard Cohen, Noam Chomsky
Moments I'd Like To Forget
private moments of despair and frustration
How I Pay For This Wardrobe
writing and journalism
Blocks I've Been Around
the south side of Chicago, the global media circus, failed start-ups, family enterprises run into the ground, up and coming media giants
Things That Really Happened
getting a law passed, suing the federal government, publishing two books in one year
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
looking at a prosperous country that gave everyone a leg up
I want to provoke, provide new angles and make people perspire
My Other Website
www.johnwasik.com, www.audacityofhelp.net, www.culdesacsyndrome.com, dailywombat.blogspot.com, www.citizensactionproject.org
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
finding a better way
This Is Annoying Me...
Americans who refuse to look beyond the headlines, cable TV, polls, frauds and the conventional wisdom
This Is Making Me Worry...
the ability of Americans to find and sustain prosperity
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
Glee, Gershwin, Bach, Obama
I'm Running From...
the black dog
This Is Helping Me Create...
something pragmatically positive
This Is Making Me Think - Hard...
the window opened by the financial meltdown
This Makes My Teeth Itch
mass-marketed hate and ignorance
Can't Do Without
love, understanding, books and music
Richard Burton, Kiri Te Kanawa, Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama
My Most Awkward Moment
lots of them, too many to recount
My Secret Ambition
write a Broadway musical