Sidney Plotkin, Professor: B.A., M.S., Ph.D., City University of New York. Sidney Plotkin teaches courses on power, public policy, urban politics and the politics of capitalism. His research and writing have centered on the U.S. national and sub-national political economy, with a focus on land use and fiscal politics. He has also written on urban political movements. His current scholarly interest centers on the political and social ideas of the early 20th century American radical thinker, Thorstein Veblen. Since 2004, he has served as President of the International Thorstein Veblen Association. His latest book, on Veblen's political ideas, co-authored with Rick Tilman, will be published by Yale University Press in 2011.