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D. Brady Nelson

Darren is a neoAustrian economist, regulatory analyst and communicator (public speaking and media) with almost two decades of experience working for/with government regulated businesses, government policy makers and government regulators, and those bodies trying to reduce government regulation … in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.

Darren has: a very wide knowledge base of economics and related matters like law, history and ethics, particularly as it pertains to business and consumer valuation, pricing and production, and government interference with these; an ability to critically apply and positively communicate that knowledge to almost any person and situation; and in so doing, to both think ‘inside’ (eg mainstream Neoclassical economics) and ‘outside the box’ (eg Austrian economics), and take action to bring it all together.

Darren first started down the path, in the late 1980s, of understanding, appreciating and promoting (the politics of) liberty when he took a strong interest in the Reagan and Thatcher administrations (the latter person he was fortunate enough to meet in London in January 2010, and get an autograph from on his Union Jack wallet). The next milestone on this path, in the early 1990s, was his formal studies of (the microeconomics of) liberty, including history of economic thought, especially that of Adam Smith and Milton Friedman. The next milestone, in the mid 1990s to late 2000s, was his work in and around government in terms of competition reforms and regulation implementation, particularly that of so-called ‘natural monopoly’ price regulation. The most recent milestone over the past several years or so was his rediscovery of the American liberty culture and the Austrian School of economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, history, law and ethics), especially the thinking of Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard.