Daniel J. McLaughlin has been a weekly columnist for ten years on issues of economics and politics, and has written a book entitled “Compassion and Truth-Why Good Intentions Don't Equal Good Results.” It lays out basic economic principles in a way that is easy to understand and shows their universality, being bound by neither geography or time. Once understood, they can be recognized even in the narratives of the oldest books of the Bible. Many proposals sound compassionate, but they don't yield compassionate results when they disregard those principles.
Mr. McLaughlin holds a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University and a bachelor of science in accounting from the State University of New York at Fredonia. After five years as a Certified Public Accountant, he spent much of his career as finance officer, studying economics and economic history as a passion.
He was twice an instructor at youth liberty and entrepreneurship camps in Ghana, and has done multiple online video presentations to similar groups in Ghana and Sierra Leone. He has been advisor and investor in several small business enterprises stemming from the presentations.
His four adult children are married and out in the real world. Mr. McLaughlin lives with his wife of thirty seven years, caring for her in early-onset dementia.