Michael Heyn of Lake Oswego has published “In Search of Decency: The Unexpected Power of Rich and Poor.”

In his book, Heyn shares what he experienced and learned living in 15 countries over 50 years, from two years in a Peruvian village, to civil war in Liberia, to the ousting of dictators from Malawi to Yemen, to the indifference to soaring inequality in America. It was always the dominance of privileged elites and the limited opportunities, despair and poverty for all of the rest. Heyn sets out a practical partnership for rich and poor to change this.

From an unsettling childhood to his lifelong support of the struggle for equal opportunity and wages, Heyn grasps the unique moment we have to renew one’s values and reform the way we govern ourselves. His is a gripping and inspiring tale of what is possible if we no longer underestimate what we can achieve together.

Heyn spent his early days in California. He graduated from Stanford University and the London School of Economics. He was in the Peace Corps from 1964 to 1966 and lived and worked across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe in various representative capacities of the United Nations from 1967 to 2011.

“In Search of Decency: The Unexpected Power of Rich and Poor” is available for $22.95 from

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