In his new novel, “The Shadow Market, How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominate the World,” acclaimed financial journalist Eric J. Weiner ’89 reveals how foreign countries and private investors are increasingly controlling the global economy and secretly wresting power from the United States in ways that our government cannot reverse -and about which the average American knows nothing.
While at Hobart, Weiner was an English major who played ice hockey, wrote for the Herald, and worked for the Colleges radio station WEOS. In his junior year, he was named the Academic Scholar of the year.
After graduating from Hobart College Weiner went on to receive his Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University. In September of 2005, he published his first book, “What Goes Up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen.”
Weiner is a former columnist and Wall Street reporter for Dow Jones Newswires; he has written for The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Village Voice and countless other major publications. He also is a contributor to the online news and opinion website The Huffington Post.