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. A classical liberal social theorist, and political philosopher, 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.
He is the author of several books. Private Property, Law, and the State provides a concise and rigorous presentation of property rights theory and the roots of morality. The Libertarian Ideal: Self-Determination, Direct Democracy, and the Service State presents a new model of libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism that appeals to the various values of all members in society, while still maintaining a moral framework that promotes prosperity and freedom.
He presently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Christine.