About

About An Independent Mind

Why

Like many independents I believe that commentary from the Left and Right has become so hyper-polarized that it fails to address or understand our underlying problems. This blog tries to step back from the fray and analyze current events from an independent perspective. I base my observations on fact and reason, not on fiction and emotion.

Who

An Independent Mind is published by Jeffrey Harding. I am a real estate investor, former business attorney, college professor, and writer. I write a bi-weekly column for the Santa Barbara Sentinel.

I published The Daily Capitalist, a popular blog on economics and finance, for five years. I started in in 2008 because just before the crash everyone in the Mainstream was saying everything was just fine. The politicians, the Fed, economists, financial analysts, and all the mainstream media were wrong. I wanted to find out what really went wrong and I did.

My articles were and are cited, republished, or linked to by popular investor sites such as Zero Hedge, Seeking Alpha, and Minyanville, as well as media sites such as Huffington Post, Real Clear Politics, Forbes’ Real Clear Markets, Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, The Street, Forbes.com, the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), and The Mises Institute. I also appeared on Fox Business News and NPR’s Marketplace Money. The Daily Capitalist had a strong record of economic forecasting.

Presently I am an adjunct professor at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California, where I teach Real Estate Investment. SBCC was recently rated as the nation’s No. 1 community college.

I can be reached at jh@anindependentmind.com

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