Rick Wartzman

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Rick Wartzman


Director, KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society, Drucker Institute


Claremont, CA


Rick Wartzman is Senior Advisor at the Drucker Institute, a social enterprise based at Claremont Graduate University.

He also writes a monthly column on the future of work for Fortune magazine online.

Before joining the Drucker Institute in 2007 as its founding executive director—a position he held for nearly nine years—Rick worked for two decades as a reporter, editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

He is the author of two acclaimed books of narrative history—The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire (PublicAffairs, 2003) and Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (PublicAffairs, 2008). His next book, The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America, is set to be published by PublicAffairs in spring 2017.

Rick serves on the boards of several civic organizations, including the National Human Services Assembly, a Washington-based association of leading nonprofits, and Capital & Main, a publication that focuses on income inequality and related issues.

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