Jennifer Burns is an associate professor of history at Stanford University. The leading independent expert on Ayn Rand, she is author of the acclaimed biography Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right (Oxford University Press, 2009). Currently, she is completing an intellectual biography of Milton Friedman. Burns is also a research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, where she directs the annual Summer Workshop on Political Economy. Burns is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of California, Berkeley. Podcasts of her American history courses are available through iTunes and on her website,

Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche is a research associate at the Center for Research on the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Fitzwilliam College. She works on the history of discrimination and wages and on the relationship between economic expertise, policy, and quantification.

Jennifer Cohen is an...

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