I'm Daxton Brown, senior editor and analyst for Futurnamics.
My work background in financial database consulting and information systems has given me a range of
analytical skills for evaluating economic trends. I've consulted
on both commercial real estate and stock market expert system software.
I am a product of Stanford University, finishing
a Mechanical Engineering degree and doing graduate work in civil engineering at UNLV.|
I'm a serial entrepreneur at heart and have spent most of my professional life in startup ventures
ranging from my father's small trucking company in the 60s to a Television Station
in the 90s and commercial real estate in the 00s.
Besides writing on socio-economic trends and survival in a collapsing economy,
I stay busy with a number of business interests.
My current engineering interests range from magnetic-gear power transmissions
to pulsejet engine development to
microcontrollers to automotive mileage improvements.
The reason I can provide a financial perspective you can't get elsewhere is my background is more
varied than the usual economist, financial consultant, banker or politician.
I come from a gritty entrepreneurial and bootstrap startup environment which
allows me to offer some insights traditional sources don't have.
I'm trained as a mechanical engineer out of Stanford,
which gives me mathematical and computational skills beyond that
of the normal economist;
my perspective is based more on physics than sociology.
Of course, while engineers do have a background in engineering economics,
they aren't noted for giving financial advice, but my business experience
and education, as an entrepreneur, economic software writer and commercial
realtor gives me real world expertise just not available from academia.
I have a long business history in startup ventures ranging from my father's small
trucking company when I was 11 years old, to a television station. I worked as a software engineer
during the design and construction of the $2 million dollar Dancing Waters Lightshow for
Hutchinson Whampoa in Hong Kong in the early 90s. I then became a technical adviser and
investor in the startup of Channel 39, Telemundo, a Las Vegas Spanish language
television station. I gained invaluable background in the corporate venture world at TV39,
which our group purchased for $2 million and later sold to NBC for $32 million.
I also worked as an IT consultant during the construction and operation of the
$20 million dollar hi-tech Club C2K theater at the Venetian Hotel (now the Blue Man Group theater).
In commercial real estate I have been involved in multi-million dollar acquisitions of retail space.
Writing control software led to my writing in-house stock evaluation software for a billionaire;
an automated hedge fund precursor. I also write real estate expert system evaluation software
that is comparable to what you find on Zillow.com (only more accurate) for a brokerage. I've
done some stock market day trading, though that is no longer profitable because of the rise of so
called algorithmic computer trading at the exchanges. I have done extensive financial database
consulting and I apply information systems and analytical skills to evaluating commercial real estate and the stock market.
My purpose in reciting my resume is not to puff up my experience; I already have a day job
and don't need an ego boost.
It is simply to explain that I do real world economic analysis
for profit rather than as an academic hobby.
I come from the entrepreneurial and engineering side of the business equation and my background contains a
little bit of everything. That diverse perspective is what you need in the New Normal political and financial
environment where everything and
everyone is corrupt. The ground is moving under your feet and
traditional economic analysis you rely on to survive is now done by people gaming the system.
My economic analyses come from the perspective of engineering feedback
and control system models derived from the limits of the thermodynamic laws.
Rather than being esoteric, this viewpoint aligns well with Austrian School
economics rather than Keynesianism. The advantage of a theory based on physics
is that we don't have to worry about a lot of the anthropocentric baggage most
economic theories carry. Either the physics allows an economic transaction to proceed, or it doesn't.
Daxton Brown is the author of a number of books:
- Harry: Money Mob & Influence In Harry Reid's Nevada [Published in 2010.]
- Going Galt: Surviving Economic Armageddon
[Covers the entire range of Prepping activities, published in 2011.]
- Surviving Civil War II: Preparing for Economic, Political and Social Collapse
[Covers the philosophies of Progressives, published August 1, 2011]
- Biflationary Depression: Protecting Assets From Inflation And Deflation In A Keynesian Collapse
[Financial survival in the New Normal, released February 20, 2012.]
- Going Galt: Survival Gardening
[Growing your own food as a way to Go Galt, released Feb 2012]
- Going Galt: Financial Survival
[Navigating the New Normal Depression Economy, released February 2013]
- Currently writing Vegas Rules: Wiseguy Business Tactics For Chaotic Times.
Daxton also has co-writen a political and technical history of Yucca Mountain
(Yucca Mountain, The Battle For National Energy Policy), originally done for the American Nuclear Energy Council.