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Why am I writing about  Principled Policy and the American Social Contract?

I am a financial professional with over 40 years of experience in a wide range of financial markets. I have worked on almost every type of financial product, both domestically in the United States and internationally. I have lived and worked in Latin America for many years and speak Spanish fluently. I worked fifteen years at the US Treasury Department as an advisor to the ministries of finance of foreign governments in the development of debt and risk management policies and practices.


Using this experience plus a lot of reading up on philosophy and economics, I wrote and published a book on the political economy called Principled Policy. Based on the concept of the social contract as developed by Enlightenment philosophers such as John Locke, the book looks at the challenges facing America from a new perspective and tries to develop policies based on the principles espoused by the Founding Fathers. More recently, I have written and published a second book called Edifice of Trust. Building on the concepts developed in Principled Policy. This book analyzes many of the social issues that our country faces and suggests policy recommendations to address them. A more complete description of the books can be found on this website along with links on where to purchase them.


I publish an (almost) weekly blog analyzing current events and interesting topics based on the same founding principles as used in Principled Policy and Edifice of Trust. I have recently begun to publish a podcast based on my blog posts. The blog and podcasts can be found on this website as well.


I have also published two more books (2017 - A Trumpian Year in Review and 2018 - Surviving Trump) that are based on the blog posts but which include additional material and analysis.


In my spare time I also published a novel, Tawantinsuyu, about nuclear terror. 


This website also has a gallery of photographs that I have taken during my travels which may be of interest. 



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