"Richard Rahn is that rare, rare bird, an economist who can explain arcane matters in easy-to-understand language. Get the latest dope, in plain language, on the world banking and currency crisis, the techniques and importance of "foreign" bank accounts, and how modern technology may spell the ultimate demise to intrusive and totalitarian governments." -- Henry G. Manne, founder of the Law and Economics Center, and former Dean of George Mason University Law School
"Richard Rahn persuasively argues how the coming digital money revolution will make lower tax rates and radical tax simplification inevitable." -- Jack Kemp, Co-Founder of Empower America
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About the Author
Richard W. Rahn, Senior Fellow of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, is founder of the Novecon companies whose products range from advanced semiconductor substrates and devices to international financial services.
He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1972, taught in several graduate schools and served as head of the graduate Department of Management of the Polytechnic University of New York. During the 1980s, he was Vice President and Chief Economist of the US Chamber of Commerce, helping to shape important tax reforms of that decade. He served as an economic advisor to US and foreign government officials and coordinated several economic transition teams in Eastern Europe.
Dr. Rahn is a frequent commentator on economic issues in the news media and has testified before the US Congress on tax and economic policy issues more than seventy-five times.
He works in Washington, D.C. and lives in Northern Virginia. In addition to his business role and Discovery Institute position, he serves as an adjunct scholar of Cato Institute and an adjunct fellow of Hudson Institute.