NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Minyanville Media announced today that former Reagan White House Budget Director David A. Stockman will be joining the company as a regular contributor to the flagship website, www.minyanville.com.
Stockman, who was a Congressman from Michigan before joining the Reagan administration, is extremely well-versed in fiscal and monetary policy issues and will share his insight on those topics, as well as matters facing the business landscape, financial markets and the impact they will have on investors. Mr. Stockman is also writing what promises to be a controversial and unblinking examination of the failed policies underlying America's collapsing bubble economy called THE TRIUMPH OF CRONY CAPITALISM (PublicAffairs Press.)
"What makes his contribution to investors so valuable," said Todd Harrison, Minyanville Founder and CEO, "is his unique perspective that virtually no one else on the Street duplicates. His experience and extraordinary analytical insights allow him to identify macro trends with a clarity and relevance that promises to impact investment decisions. That ability, coupled with his willingness to separate himself from the 'conventional wisdom' herd, make his contribution to our mission particularly rich."
"Minyanville is a forum for honest, straight-forward insight," said Stockman. "I look forward to contributing on topics of importance to investors."
After leaving the White House, Stockman had a long career in investment banking and private equity.
About David Stockman
David Stockman was born in Ft. Hood, Texas in November 1946. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University in 1968. Afterward he pursued graduate studies at Harvard University, 1968-1970 and 1974-1975.
Stockman went to Washington in 1970 where he served as special assistant to U.S. Representative, John Anderson of Illinois, 1970-1972. He was executive director, U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference, during 1972-1975.
He was elected to U.S. House of Representatives for the 95th Congress and was reelected in two subsequent elections, serving from January 1977 until his resignation January 1981.
He then became Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, serving from 1981 until August 1985. He was the youngest cabinet member in the 20th century.
In 1986 Stockman wrote a best-selling book, "The Triumph of Politics."
After leaving government, Stockman joined Wall St. investment bank Salomon Bros. and later became a founding partner at New York-based private equity firm, The Blackstone Group. He left Blackstone in 1999 to start his own private equity fund, Heartland Industrial Partners, L.P., based in Greenwich, CT.
David Stockman lives in Greenwich, CT, with his wife Jennifer Blei Stockman. They have two daughters, Rachel and Victoria.
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