Christopher Leonard is a critically-acclaimed author and journalist focusing on the U.S. economy. Leonard serves as the Executive Director of the Watchdog Writers Group at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Previously, he was the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation and a Business Reporter at The Associated Press, where he focused on agri-business issues. Leonard is a national business reporter whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fortune, and Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the bestselling author of The Lords of Easy Money, The Meat Racket and Kochland, which won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award.