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Ralph Benko, author of The Websters’ Dictionary: How to use the Web to transform the world
(a free and complete eBook version may be downloaded), combines the best qualities of geek (fascination with technology, reads Wired Magazine and Technology Review) and wonk (immersion in the policy/advocacy process, reads Politico and The Washington Examiner) with the ability to help normal people harness both. In October 2010, he was awarded the “Trophée du choix des Internauts” (“The People’s Choice”) in the World e-Democracy Awards 2010 from the World e-Gov Forum, Paris, France, chosen by world vote from among “the 10 who are changing the world of Politics and the Internet” as nominated by PoliticsOnline.com. (See photo, by Laura Kuhn, above, of the awards ceremony at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.)
He is a senior advisor to the American Principles Project and principal of Capital City Partners, LLC of Washington DC, a respected public affairs firm. Benko was called upon by the U.S. Treasury Department to testify before the U.S. Gold Commission on the constitutional history of American monetary policy, founded the Prosperity Caucus gathering of supply-side and free-market economists; served on detail as a deputy general counsel to the President’s Commission on Privatization and on White House agency staff under President Reagan; and holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from Boston University Law School and is admitted to the bar of the State of New York. He has served twice as judge for the Templeton Freedom Awards at the Atlas Foundation for the Innovative New Media.
He is a member of the Tea Party Patriots and is self-described as a populist conservative Republican (although some of his best friends are liberal Democrats) and speaks frequently on populism, on human dignity, and on effective Web design, development, and management practices.
Ralph Benko (May 22, 2013)
Libertarianism, thanks, among other factors, to the emergence of leading presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, is coming to the fore. It is presenting itself in fresh,... more
Ralph Benko (May 14, 2013)
Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is on the list of potential Democratic presidential candidates compiled by the extraordinarily astute... more
Ralph Benko (May 08, 2013)
The GOP has relapsed into a potentially fatal business-as-usual complacency. The recommendations contained in its high profile but anodyne “autopsy” represent, at best, a... more
Ralph Benko (May 01, 2013)
The gold price fell, dramatically, and now is bobbing about. Meanwhile, the prospects for implementing a 21st century gold standard continues to rise. Dramatically.
In a... more
Ralph Benko (Apr 24, 2013)
Marco Rubio came under intense fire from the Heritage Foundation last week for his stance in favor of a comprehensive immigration reform. Reform, as it must, includes a path... more
Ralph Benko (Apr 17, 2013)
Amid an ongoing decline in the price of gold, a major brawl recently broke out in the elite media over…the gold standard. What is this free-for-all all about? And why does... more
Ralph Benko (Apr 10, 2013)
The Fiscal Cliff, the Sequester, and the Continuing Resolutions now are behind us. The next Episode in the Continuing Saga is looming: the Debt Ceiling. President Obama... more
Ralph Benko (Apr 03, 2013)
Coming up next: a political Battle of Armageddon over repealing Obamacare. The Republicans are attempting to take the majority in the Senate. The Democrats ambitiously wish... more