Bernard Weiner was born and raised in New York City. He attended the University of the City of New York and graduated in 1955. After serving two years in the military he attended Columbia University and graduated in 1959. He began teaching Jr. High in upstate N.Y and later moved to California where he taught in secondary school, a community college, and at a university.
He was trained as an historian and has taught history in almost all areas, as well as government and economics. The book he has written, “Economics in the 21st Century” is a synthesis of all these disciplines.