Carlos Lara is CEO of United Services and Trust Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in business advisory services. The firm’s primary services are debtor-creditor relations and working with companies in financial crisis. Serving business clients nationwide, these engagements have involved companies in most major industries including manufacturing, distribution and retail. Lara incorporated his consulting company in 1976 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lara is a specialist in informal reorganizations. These...Read more
Paul A. Cleveland is part of the economics faculty at Birmingham-Southern College. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University and began his career teaching at SUNY-Geneseo in 1985. After spending one year as a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 1989, he joined the faculty at Birmingham-Southern.
His principal academic research is focused on the study of free enterprise and entrepreneurial...Read more
Robert P. Murphy has a PhD in economics from New York University. After teaching for three years at Hillsdale College, he left academia for the financial sector. Murphy moved to Nashville, TN in 2006 to work for Laffer Investments, where he co-authored research papers for clients and maintained portfolio models. Murphy is now the president of Consulting By RPM, where he specializes in economic analysis for a lay audience. He...Read more
Richard J. Grant is Professor of Finance and Economics at Lipscomb University, where he teaches course in International Economics and Finance; Debt and Derivatives; and Principles of Economics.
He is also a Scholar at the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, and the Publications Editor at the Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa.
He is a speaker, writer, and consultant on economic issues.
Before joining the Lipscomb faculty, he worked at universities, and in...Read more
Andrew Benedict III (Buddy) started his career in the investment banking business with Equitable Securities Corporation in 1968 as an investment advisor. In 1972 he became a principal owner of Equitable when he and other partners purchased the Corporation from The American Express Company. He was Executive Vice President giving leadership to sales, customer relations and syndication.
Benedict resigned from Equitable Securities Corporation in 1980 to enter Vanderbilt University Divinity School....Read more
R. Nelson Nash is the discoverer and developer of The Infinite Banking Concept™, one of the primary subjects of the new book, How Privatized Banking Really Works, by L. Carlos Lara and Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. Nash has spent over 50 years in the study of Economics (The Austrian School). His articles have appeared in dozens of publications and newspapers, including Lew Rockwell.com.
A native of Georgia, Nash received a B.S. Degree...Read more
Richard M. Ebeling is professor of economics at Northwood University. Recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics, Dr. Ebeling writes and lectures widely in the United States and around the world. Prior to his recent appointment at Northwood University, he served as the president of the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York in 2003-2008, and was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of...Read more