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DAVID BOAZ is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom and the editor of The Libertarian Reader. He is also the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the libertarian movement.
Boaz is a provocative commentator and a leading authority on domestic issues such as education choice, drug legalization, the growth of government, and the rise of libertarianism. Boaz is the former editor of New Guard magazine and was executive director of the Council for a Competitive Economy prior to joining Cato in 1981.
His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, National Review, and Slate, and he wrote the entry on libertarianism for Encyclopedia Britannica. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows, and has appeared on ABC's Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, CNN's Crossfire, NPR's Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered, The McLaughlin Group, Stossel, The Independents, Fox News Channel, BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other media.
DANIELLE DIMARTINO BOOTH is a former Federal Reserve analyst and the author of Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America, an exposé of how the Fed has abdicated its responsibility to the American people. Danielle has a gift for making finance accessible and for savvy financial forecasting.
A seasoned Wall Street analyst, Danielle warned about the housing bubble when she became a financial columnist at the Dallas Morning News in the early 2000s. Despite her criticism, the Dallas Fed President was a fan of her column and#d72828 asked her to join as an advisor in 2006. She left in 2015. Danielle saw firsthand how Fed leadership ignored the signs of trouble, pursued policies that fed the looming disaster, and failed to learn from their mistakes.
This rare combination of insight across three fields has given her a unique insight into how financial institutions and government work, and an unparalleled network of market movers and shakers, pundits and contrarians.
NEAL McCLUSKEY is the author of the book Feds in the Classroom: How Big Government Corrupts, Cripples, and Compromises American Education. He is also the director of the Cato Institute's Center for Education Freedom.
His writings have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Forbes. In addition to his written work, McCluskey has appeared on PBS, CNN, the Fox News Channel, and numerous radio programs.
McCluskey holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, where he double-majored in government and English, has a master's degree in political science from Rutgers University, Newark, and holds a PhD in public policy from George Mason University.
CONGRESSMAN THOMAS MASSIE represents Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, which stretches across Northern Kentucky and 280 miles of the Ohio River.
He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. During school, he invented a technology that enabled people to interact with computers using their sense of touch, and leveraged that technology to found SensAble Technologies.
In Congress, Thomas serves on three committees: The House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure has jurisdiction over roads, bridges, mass transit, railroads, aviation, maritime and waterborne transit. Thomas' selection to the Oversight and Government Reform Committee puts him in a position to hold the federal government accountable to taxpayers. Further, Rep. Massie's background from MIT and the high-tech business world makes him uniquely qualified to serve his state and country on the Science, Spimg class="portrait" src=ace, and Technology Committee.
FORMER CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL of Texas enjoys a national reputation as the premier advocate for liberty in politics today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency.
While in Congress, he was known among both his colleagues in Congress and his constituents for his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives, never voting for legislation unless the proposed measure was expressly authorized by the Constitution.
Since his retirement from Congress, Dr. Paul has continued to work for limited constitutional government through organizations he founded, including the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (FREE), Campaign for Liberty, and Liberty PAC. In addition to hosting the nationally syndicated podcast Ron Paul's America, Dr. Paul has launched The Ron Paul Channel, an online network airing original programming on today's most pertinent issues.
PORTER STANSBERRY is well-known for doing some of the most important – and often controversial – work in the financial advisory business. Since he founded Stansberry Research, his string of accurate forecasts has made his research some of the most widely read in the world, and has helped his readers both avoid catastrophe and make incredible gains.
For example, his dead-on prediction of the mortgage meltdown got the attention of Barron's, who said Porter's work was
remarkably prescient... Nothing, as far as we can see, has happened to contradict his dire
His latest book, The American Jubilee: A National Nightmare Is Closer Than You Think, has been read by tens of thousands of people. It explains how a political event unlike anything we've seen in 50 years is likely to "reset" the American financial system in ways you can't imagine.
MICHAEL TANNER's most recent book, The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America's Poor, looks at the ways government contributes to poverty in the United States and suggests reforms that will enable the poor to more fully participate in a growing economy.
Tanner is the author of numerous other books on public policy, including Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis, Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution, Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It, The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society, and A New Deal for Social Security.
Tanner's writings have appeared in nearly every major American newspaper, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He writes a weekly column for National Review Online, and is a contributing columnist with the New York Post. A prolific writer and frequent guest lecturer, Tanner appears regularly on network and cable news programs.