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About The Daily Capitalist

The Daily Capitalist comments on economics, politics, and financial markets from a free market perspective. We try to present fresh ideas the reader would not find in contemporary media. We like to call it “unconventional wisdom.” Our main influences are from the Austrian School of economics. Among its leading thinkers are Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. There are many practitioners of this school today and some of their blogs are shown on the blogroll. We trace our political philosophy back to Edmund Burke, David Hume, John Locke, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a few.

Our goal is to challenge contemporary economic thinking, mainly from those who promote Keynesian economics (almost everyone) and those who rely on statist solutions to problems.

We apply Austrian economic theory to investments, finance, investment risk, and the business cycle. We have found that our view has been superior in analyzing and understanding economic and market forces.

We don’t consider ourselves Democrats or Republicans, right wing or left wing. But rather we seek to promote free markets and political freedom.

Our articles are widely republished or linked to by other sites as well, such as: Zero HedgeMinyanville, Seeking Alpha, Huffington Post, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear Economics, Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, The Street, Forbes.com, Lew Rockwell, and The Mises Institute.

The Daily Capitalist is published by Jeffrey Harding. He recently appeared on Fox Business News and NPR’s Marketplace Money.

We hope you enjoy our commentary, and please join in the discussion.

About Jeffrey Harding

Jeffrey Harding is a real estate investor and former lawyer in Santa Barbara, California. He is a principal of Montecito Analytics, LLC. He also was financing director of a home builder. He has many years of experience in business cycles related to real estate investments and finance. He was an Adjunct Professor at Santa Barbara City College where he taught real estate investment.

He is a student of Austrian economic theory. He had the pleasure of meeting the great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises and his wife shortly before Mises died.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

If you wish to engage Jeff Harding to speak about current economic events at your function, please contact him:  econophile@dailycapitalist.com.

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