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Imagine having lunch with someone who actually worked with President Reagan in the White House! Jim Pinkerton was there - and has been a respected leader at the center of the conservative movement ever since!

His new book: The Secret of Directional Investing, is receiving rave reviews: 

?Like others I?ve met who worked in the Regan White House, Jim Pinkerton has a sharp mind and is an independent thinker. Directional Investing is full of great economic and historic anecdotes and frameworks that are helpful to understand and think about the past, and also how to understand?and shape?the future.? -- Joe Lonsdale, Founder of Palantir and 8VC

?You can?t control the outcome of American politics, but you can still make money. That is the message of Jim Pinkerton in The Secret of Directional Investing. Don?t believe the doomsayers: America?s divisions create profit opportunities. It?s all about ?being in the right place at the right time? insists Pinkerton?a Washington insider who helps you position yourself in today?s battles between Red and Blue. Perhaps most important, he shows how you can, indeed, should shape as well as spot money-making trends." -- Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute

?Where the business climate and the political climate come together, opportunities are to be found?and when the subject is political and economic climate change, James Pinkerton knows which way the winds are blowing.? -- Michael Lind, author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States

?Jim Pinkerton, widely reputed to be the smartest man in Washington, has always had an uncanny ability to see around corners. Now future-minded readers can profit from Pinkerton's boundless curiosity, voracious reading, brilliant synthesis, and visionary insight. And despite the book's unflinching prediction that Red America and Blue America are becoming opposed and incompatible tribes, there's comfort in the conclusion that the country ultimately can live with its differences?and that wise investors will reap benefits from the new national arrangements.? -- Geoffrey Kabaservice, Vice President for Political Studies at the Niskanen Center

?If America remains in a hopelessly polarized Blue State, Red State American condition today, is a rapid destructive decline inevitable? In his new book, The Secret to Directional Investing, Jim Pinkerton boldly demonstrates how America remains a land of unique opportunity?as a result of its diverse opinion, population and unique constitutional system. If we direct our divergent perspectives toward more creative entrepreneurial targets. Our differences may actually uncover dramatic, exponential breakthroughs in healthcare, energy, education, longevity and prosperity instead of wasteful destructive debate.? -- Clara Del Villar, Founder, CEO Schola Labs

?Drawing from an entertaining mix of popular culture, history, technology, and public policy mayhem, Jim Pinkerton's new book will shock and delight its readers. Pinkerton delivers an insightful, forward-looking view of the forces shaping America and its future. You don't want to be the last person to read this book!? -- Jim Carter, past appointee to senior positions at the White House National Economic Council, the Departments of Treasury and Labor, and the Senate Budget Committee

"James Pinkerton is one of the most creative analysts I've encountered in my career in public policy. The Secret of Directional Investing will make you consider larger trends you haven't thought about before." -- Avik Roy, Policy Editor, Forbes

More About Jim Pinkerton

Jim Pinkerton has worked in two White Houses, three presidential transitions, three think-tanks, five presidential campaigns?and spent 20 years working at Fox News. He also co-chaired a major tax reform group for a decade and has written some 3,000 articles, for publications ranging from Breitbart News to The New York Times.

Early in his career, Jim worked in the White House domestic policy offices of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and also in the 1980, 1984, 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. In 2008 he served as a senior adviser to the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign.

From 1996 to 2016, Jim was a Contributor to the Fox News Channel. For 15 of those years, he was a regular panelist on ?Fox News Watch,? then the highest-rated media-critique program on television. He is also a writer for Breitbart News and a contributing editor to The American Conservative and to The Daily Caller?s American Renewal project.

Jim has also been consultant to the American Road and Transportation Builders of America, for whom he wrote a book in 2015, A Vision of American Strength: How Transportation Infrastructure Built the United States. He has also done work for companies and groups including AT&T, the Auto Alliance, BMW, the Herbert Quandt Stiftung, the Distilled Spirits Council, and the International Republican Institute.

Jim was also the co-chair of the RATE Reforming America?s Taxes Equitably) Coalition, a group of Fortune 500 companies working to keep the U.S. corporate income tax code fully competitive with the rest of the world. RATE came into existence in 2011 and was strongly supportive of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in 2017.

From 1993 to 2008, he was a columnist for Newsday. He has written for numerous other publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, The New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, The Huffington Post, Newsmax, and The Jerusalem Post.

He is the author of the 1995 book, What Comes Next: The End of Big Government--and the New Paradigm Ahead, as well as other books, including A Vision of American Strength: How Transportation Infrastructure Built the United States.

Married to the former Elizabeth Dial, he is a graduate of Stanford University.