Eric J. Weiner is the author of THE SHADOW MARKET: How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominates the World, which was published in September by Scribner. He has covered business and economics issues for more than 15 years as a writer and editor. His critically acclaimed first book, WHAT GOES UP: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen, was published in September 2005 by Little, Brown and Company, and was selected as one of the year’s best books by Barron’s and Kiplinger’s magazines. A former columnist and Wall Street reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, he has written for The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice and countless other major publications. He lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Paige, and their son, Jake.