Brian Simpson

Brian P. Simpson is an economics professor and chair of the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics in the College of Professional Studies at National University in La Jolla, CA. He is the author of A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society, and the two-volume work on Austrian business cycle theory titled Money, Banking, and the Business Cycle (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and the book Markets Don’t Fail! (Lexington Books, 2005). Visit his website

Making the U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with Individual Rights

“A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society” modifies the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to make them fully consistent with the protection of individual rights and freedom, using Objectivism—the philosophy of Ayn Rand. It demonstrates why a free society is morally, politically, and economically beneficial to human life.

Gold and a Free Market: The Solutions to Our Financial Crisis

Many blame capitalism for the current financial crisis. Even Alan Greenspan, who at one time was an advocate of the free market, blames capitalism. He recently testified in front of a congressional committee that "A critical pillar to . . . free markets did break...

The Real Culprit of Our Gasoline Woes: Environmentalists

Every year the price of gasoline rises as refiners switch over to producing "summer" blends of gasoline and every year virtually everyone blames oil companies for the sky rocketing price. However, virtually everyone is dead wrong. Environmentalists are responsible....

Who’s Really to Blame for High Gasoline Prices?

Gas prices are on the rise again. While no one has begun to complain yet (at least not too loudly), gas prices are still higher than they need to be. Many think oil companies are to blame for high gas prices. In fact, in May 2004 a poll showed that 77% of Californians...

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