Andrew Bernstein

PhD, Philosophy, 1986, City University of New York
Andrew Bernstein has written numerous articles and many books. Among his books are The Capitalist Manifesto, Objectivism in One Lesson, Capitalist Solutions, and the two novels Heart of a Pagan and A Dearth of Eagles. He has given lectures around the world and at a large number of U.S. college campuses.

Richard M. Salsman

PhD, Political Economy, 2012, Duke University
Richard M. Salsman is founder and president of InterMarket Forecasting, Inc. and assistant professor of political economy at Duke University. Previously he was an economist at Wainwright Economics, Inc. and a banker at the Bank of New York and Citibank. Dr. Salsman has authored three books – Gold and Liberty (1995), Breaking the Banks: Central Banking Problems and Free Banking Solutions (1990), and The Political Economy of Public Credit: Three Centuries of Theory and Evidence (2017) – as well as six chapters in edited volumes, and numerous articles. His work has appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Reason Papers, Independent Review, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, the Economist, the Financial Post, the Intellectual Activist, and The Objective Standard (where he is also a Contributing Editor). From 2010 to 2013 he also authored 78 essays at Forbes.com. Dr. Salsman earned his B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College (1981), his M.A. in economics from New York University (1988), and his Ph.D. in political economy from Duke University (2012). At Duke he teaches in the prestigious, interdisciplinary “PPE” Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Petter Sandstad

MPhil, Philosophy, 2012, University of Oslo
Petter Sandstad is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Rostock. He is employed in the DFG-funded project ‘Formal Causation in Aristotle and in Analytic Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science’ (2018–2020). His publications are both on ancient philosophy—specifically on Aristotle and on Socrates—and on contemporary metaphysics.

Carl Svanberg

BA, Philosophy, 2009, Lund University
Carl Svanberg is a research associate at ARI, focusing on education policy. He mostly speaks and writes about the value of educational freedom. He has discussed the meaning of freedom in education at the Freedom Summit Chicago 2015, examined the moral dimension of the school choice debate with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill and commented on the role of charter schools in the battle for educational freedom with educators during NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ 2016 Charter School Conference. One of his long-term research projects concerns the inherently ideological nature of education and the pervasiveness of government in education.

Svanberg holds a bachelor’s degree in practical philosophy from Lund University, Sweden. He is a graduate of the Objectivist Academic Center. In 2013–14, he took part in ARI’s Junior Fellows Program.