Going Broke 2 & Changelings

I am very happy to announce that the second, post-recession edition of Going Broke: Why Americans (Still) Can’t Hold on to Their Money (note the slight name change) is scheduled for release on September 3. Although the economy has almost completely recovered since the first edition was published in vyse_broke_1 (1)2008, Americans are still struggling with debt and financial insecurity. The nature of our money problems has changed, but in many respects, our circumstances are no better than in the years before the crash.

It has been a great privilege to be able to revisit a topic I covered a decade ago. I learned a lot. I also love the cover of the new edition. Going Broke 2 is available for pre-order on the Oxford University Press site and at Amazon.com.

My latest column for Skeptical Inquirer, “The Enduring Legend of the Changeling” went up earlier this month. The802px-83_b_bartol_2_wick changeling myth is very old and widespread and its roots are universal. In the article, I draw a connection between changelings and the motivations of parents who embrace Facilitated Communication, the pseudoscientific treatment for autism, as well as those who become anti-vaxxers.

That’s all for now. Happy Spring!