James M. Stone is the author of the new book, "Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges." He is the founder and chief executive of the Plymouth Rock group of insurance companies, former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, former Commonwealth of Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner and an active philanthropist. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and has spoken or published frequently in the field of the finance and economics. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. Stone is married and the father of twins. He lives in Boston. More at: www.fiveeasytheses.com
Jim’s Recent Stories
Economy Jan 12Column: Here’s how Trump could tackle America’s largest economic issues
Here are some directional shifts to hope for and some to fear in my five selected policy areas.
Economy Nov 03Column: Is your anger about the election based on facts?
You have every right to be an angry voter this year, but it's not OK to be an ignorant or passive, angry voter, writes Jim Stone.
Economy Jul 04Column: 5 ways you can help America on Independence Day
As we listen to election candidates and politicians try to tell us all the answers, we should remind ourselves this July 4th that we as citizens can identify solutions to America’s biggest problems with our own independent judgment and common sense.