Keith Payne is the author of the book The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die. He is a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an international leader in the psychology of inequality and discrimination. His research has been featured in The Atlantic and The New York Times, and on NPR, and he has written for Scientific American and Psychology Today.
Thayer Willis is the author of the new book, Beyond Gold: True Wealth for Inheritors. Thayer is an internationally recognized author and expert in the area of wealth counseling. Her first book, Navigating The Dark Side of Wealth has received excellent reviews. Since 1990 she has specialized in helping people of all ages handle the psychological challenges of wealth. Born into the founding family of Georgia-Pacific Corporation, she has a unique insider’s perspective on the privileges and tragedies that wealthy families encounter.