Dr. Mark Skousen is a professional economist, financial advisor, university professor and author of more than 25 books on economics, personal finance, and investing, such as Economic Logic, A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street, The Making of Modern Economics, and The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. He writes an award-winning financial newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies, produces the annual “FreedomFest” conference in Las Vegas, is the Chair of Management of Grantham University, and has been a regular contributor on “Kudlow & Company,” on CNBC-TV and “Nightly Business Report” on PBS. He was recently named one of the top 20 most influential living economists.