About Daniel Brackins

“You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”
― H.L. Mencken


Daniel Alexander Brackins was born in Regen, Germany. He attended Temple University, in both Philadelphia and Tokyo, in order to receive his BA in political science. Daniel studied economics at Hawai’i Pacific University, where he received his MBA. He also received his graduate certificate in international management from the same institution.

An anarcho-capitalist social theorist and political scientist, he founded the Bastiat Institute in 2010, and served as the Chief Economist for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii from 2008-2009. He worked for Ron Paul as assistant state coordinator during his 2008 presidential campaign. Daniel is also an avid student and proponent of the Austrian School of Economics.

His personal mentors include Dr. Hubert Lerch, and Prof. Ken Schoolland.

He presently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Christine.