I'm a political economist and author. I research and write on public policy issues integrating economics, politics, and finance. I also write historical fiction focused on the Italian Renaissance with its confluence of Machiavellian politics, Vatican intrigues, and creative genius. You can view all my books by visting my Authors Guild or Amazon Author pages. I also write a WP blog, Casino Capitalism and Crapshoot Politics, which is a forum to communicate on current events and public policies with readers of a recent policy guide I authored titled, Common Cent$: A Citizen's Survival Guide to Economics, Politics, and Finance.