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Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national
reputation as the premier advocate
for liberty in politics today. Dr.
Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington
for limited constitutional government,
low taxes, free markets, and a return
to sound monetary policies based on
commodity-backed currency. He is known
among both his colleagues in Congress
and his constituents for his consistent
voting record in the House of Representatives:
Dr. Paul never votes for legislation
unless the proposed measure is expressly
authorized by the Constitution. In
the words of former Treasury Secretary
William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one
exception to the Gang of 535"
on Capitol Hill.
Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. He graduated from Gettysburg
College and the Duke University School
of Medicine, before proudly serving
as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air
Force during the 1960s. He and his wife
Carol moved to Texas in 1968, where
he began his medical practice in Brazoria
County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology,
Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000
babies! He and Carol, who reside in
Surfside Beach, Texas, are the proud
parents of five children and have seventeen
serving in Congress during the late
1970s and early 1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government
ideals were not popular in Washington.
He served on the House Banking committee,
where he was a strong advocate for sound
monetary policy and an outspoken critic
of the Federal Reserve's inflationary
measures. He also was a key member of
the Gold Commission, advocating a return
to a gold standard for our currency.
He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life
and pro-family values. Dr. Paul consistently
voted to lower or abolish federal taxes,
spending, and regulation, and used his
House seat to actively promote the return
of government to its proper constitutional
levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished
his House seat and returned to his medical
Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to
represent the 14th Congressional district
of Texas. He serves on the House of
Representatives Financial Services Committee,
and the International Relations committee.
On the Financial Services Committee,
Rep. Paul serves as the vice-chairman
of the Oversight and Investigations
subcommittee. He continues to advocate
a dramatic reduction in the size of
the federal government and a return
to constitutional principles.
Paul is the author of several books,
including Challenge to Liberty; The
Case for Gold; and A Republic, If You
Can Keep It. He has been a distinguished
counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute,
and is widely quoted by scholars and
writers in the fields of monetary policy,
banking, and political economy. He has
received many awards and honors during
his career in Congress, from organizations
such as the National Taxpayers Union,
Citizens Against Government Waste, the
Council for a Competitive Economy, Young
Americans for Freedom, and countless
Paul's consistent voting record prompted
one Congressman to comment that "Ron
Paul personifies the Founding Fathers'
ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes
it clear that his principles will never
be compromised, and they never are."
Another Congresswoman added that "There
are few people in public life who, through
thick and thin, rain or shine, stick
to their principles. Ron Paul is one
of those few."
S. Dent, Jr. is the Founder and President
of the H. S. Dent Foundation, whose mission
is Helping People Understand Change.
Using exciting new research developed from
years of hands-on business experience, Mr.
Dent offers a refreshingly positive and understandable
view of the future. Mr. Dent is a well-known
author and is known as the developer of The
Dent Method, a forecasting approach based
on changes in demographic trends.
his book The Great Boom Ahead,
published in 1992, Mr. Dent
stood virtually alone in accurately
forecasting the unanticipated
Boom of the 1990s.
Today he continues to educate
audiences about his predictions
for the next and possibly last
great bull market, from late
2005 into early to mid 2010.
Since 1992 he has authored two
consecutive best sellers The
Roaring 2000s and The Roaring
2000s Investor (Simon and Schuster).
In his latest book, The Next
Great Bubble Boom, he offers
a comprehensive forecast for
the next two decades and explains
how fundamental trends suggest
strong growth ahead, followed
by a longer-term economic contraction.
Mr. Dent also publishes the
HS Dent Forecast newsletter,
which offers current analysis
of economic, and financial market
Dent received his MBA from Harvard
Business School, where he was
a Baker Scholar and was elected
to the Century Club for leadership
excellence. Since 1988 he has
been speaking to executives,
financial advisors and investors
around the world. He has appeared
on Good Morning America,
PBS, CNBC, CNN/FN, and has been
featured in Barrons, Investors
Business Daily, Entrepreneur,
Fortune, Success, US News and
World Report, Business Week,
The Wall Street Journal, American
Demographics and Omni.
at Bain & Company he worked
as a consultant with several
Fortune 100 companies. He
has also been CEO of several
entrepreneurial growth companies
and an investor in new ventures.
A frequent speaker on economic
trends, Mr. Dent educates
clients and partners on The
Dent Method and provides strategic
vision for asset allocation
and investment selection.