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Jim Powell


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I write books and articles.

My new e-book is THE FIGHT FOR LIBERTY, CRITICAL LESSONS FROM LIBERTY'S GREATEST CHAMPIONS OF THE LAST 2,000 YEARS.  It tells inspiring stories of 70 individuals from 11 countries who made a different for liberty, almost always against overwhelming odds.  There are also important insights that can be applied today, from 7 of the greatest pro-liberty movements.  THEFIGHT FOR LIBERTY is available for less than $10 fxrom amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and other places that offer e-books.

My other books include FDR'S FOLLY (2003), WILSON'S WAR (2005), BULLY BOY (2006) and GREATEST EMANCIPATIONS (2008).

I have contributed articles published in the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, FORBES, BARRON'S, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY, MONEY, ESQUIRE, TRAVEL/HOLIDAY, TOWN & COUNTRY, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, FAMILY CIRCLE, WOMAN'S DAY, NATIONAL REVIEW, HUMAN EVENS, LIBERTY, REASON, FREEDOM DAILY, THE FREEMAN and FOX NEWS ONLINE, among other outlets.

I graduated from the University of Chicago (in history) where I served as an editor of a student quarterly journal called NEW INDIVIDUALIST REVIEW.  in this capacity, I helped publish articles by future Nobel Laureates F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman and George J. Stigler.  I did research for Ronald Coase, another future Nobel Laureate.  We published articles by other distinguished libertarian thinkers like Ludwig von Mises and Muxrray Rothbard.

For 11 years, I was editor of Laissez Faire Books, a pioneering marketer of libertarian books.  For 12 years, I presided (ran monthly meetings and booked many speakers) at the New York Junto, a group inspired by Benjamin Frfanklin's Junto and started by speculator and former national squash champion Victor Niederhoffer.  For 25 years, I have  been a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

I live in Westport, Connecticut with my family,.  I miht add that two decades ago, a so-called courageous governor introduced an income tax in my state, and now it has more debt per capita than any other state!

I well remember assignments that brought me to Florida, as when I wrote about orange  barons and America's houseplant capital (Apopka).




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