About the Author
Stephen Zarlenga draws on 35 years of experience in the world of finance, securities, insurance, mutual funds, real estate, and futures trading. He has published 20 books on money, banking, politics and philosophy (including The Anglo American Establishment, by Prof. Carrol Quigley). While in his mid 20s he incorporated the Athenian branch of an English life insurance company, earlier opening several European markets for the parent firm, IOS.
A few years later he built the U.S. distribution network of the then leading American mutual fund concentrating in gold shares. As a member of the New York Futures Exchange (a subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange) he specialized in trading the complex CRB futures index for several years. Thus the author is more than familiar with both the practical and theoretical sides of our market economy.
Yet he calls into question and challenges the basis, and Achilles’ heel, of American Capitalism: the private control and resulting misdirection of the nation’s monetary system.
Stephen Zarlenga holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Chicago (and has done postgraduate work at NYU), where he was in the final graduating class under the revered Hutchins’ curriculum which focused on critical reading and thought. This training, combined with his work experience, and years of research, enabled him to re-formulate the Lost Science of Money.
The author began focused research on the money problem in 1991, eventually drawing on over 800 monetary source books and materials to formulate this thesis. In 1996, he helped establish the American Monetary Institute to further the research. In 1999, Conzett Verlag of Zurich, Switzerland translated and published the work in German. This expanded English version released in 2002, establishes the author as a leading voice in the field of monetary history, theory and reform.
The author at 26, and now. Though a bit more seasoned, he keeps a youthful attitude.