About the Author
Beth Cody has been writing monthly editorials from a libertarian perspective for the Iowa City Press-Citizen since 2006. She owns a small retail business in Coralville, Iowa and lives with her husband and two children, whom she home schools, on five acres in rural Johnson County, Iowa. She has degrees in Flute Performance, Economics, Chinese, a graduate degree in International Finance and she spent two semesters studying in Beijing, China. Prior to purchasing her business, she was a financial analyst for the Chinese joint venture power plant investments of an Eastern Iowa energy company. Her other hobbies include practicing Hapkido (a Korean martial art in which she is a 4th-degree black belt instructor), reading history and Golden-Age British mysteries, and gardening.