I wrote the book to describe the shadow economy that exists beneath the outer veneer discussed in the main stream media. Most of this media that people have access to are influenced by monied interests who have editorial control over content. To find the full truth requires quite a lot of research and digging. And that is what we bring you here.
I first became interested in finance and economics about 10 years ago. I was working in the IT field, and wanted to know a little more about finance. It started innocent enough and led me to getting Series 6, 63, and 7 licenses as a broker dealer. After doing this for awhile, I began doing my own research into markets. I say my own research, because what is presented in government literature is biased toward the state. I felt as if there were another side of the coin, and wanted to know what it was.
After my time as a broker, I have worked for an FX firm where I obtained my Series 3 Options license. In addition, I have over 6 years of experience in the audit field working with various regulations and financial controls. I had also finished a degree in Business along the way.
This education gave me a well rounded view of accounting and finance. But I knew I was missing something, and I came to eventually discover Austrian Economics. The research and topics of discussion around history of fiat money, causes of inflation, unemployment, state power and war and welfare policies really opened my eyes to the truth. I had, for the first time, understood the mechanics from a bigger perspective which allowed me to exercise more control and discretion in my personal financial and political life.
The process of understanding human action and how it weaves politics and money together is fascinating, and I hope to bring you some of my insights in Drop Shadow, which is meant to serve as a primer on macro-economics and how it affects the individual.
This website is an extension of the book, taking a deeper look at finance, economics, and politics together. I hope you enjoy the subject as much as I do, and find the freedom of thought to be both stimulating and liberating.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
~ John Adams
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