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Volume 5, No. 2 - Spring 2004

Issue #10



ARI ARMSTRONG, P.O. Box 745015, Arvada, Colorado 80006, email: <>, graduated from Pepperdine University in 1994 with a B.A. in economics and a minor in philosophy. He edits The Colorado Freedom Report <>, and he has written articles about politics and culture for The Washington Post, The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, Liberty, and other publications.

ROGER E. BISSELL, professional musician and graduate student at California Coast University, email: <>, url: <>, is a writer on psychology and philosophy. His work has appeared in a number of other publications, including Reason Papers, Objectivity, Journal of Consciousness Studies, Bulletin of the Association for Psychological Type, Vera Lex, and ART Ideas. Information about a jazz CD released in December 2003 and featuring Roger's trombone playing, can be accessed from <>.

STEPHEN BOYDSTUN, email: <>, earned his B.S. degrees in physics and engineering, with graduate studies in physics and philosophy, and was founder and editor of the philosophy journal Objectivity (1990-98). Visit <> for back issues.

NICHOLAS DYKES, email: <>, a British/Canadian writer currently living in England, is the author of "Debunking Popper: A Critique of Karl Popper's Critical Rationalism," Reason Papers (Fall 1999); Mrs Logic and the Law: A Critique of Ayn Rand's View of Government (London: Libertarian Alliance, 1998); A Tangled Web of Guesses: A Critical Assessment of the Philosophy of Karl Popper (London: Libertarian Alliance, 1996); Fed Up with Government? (Hereford UK: Four Nations, 1991); and "The Facts of Reality: Logic and History in Objectivist Debates about Government" (forthcoming, The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies).

SKY GILBERT, email: <>, url: <>, writer, filmmaker, director, and drag queen extraordinaire, is one of North America's most controversial artistic forces. ECW Press published his first collection of poetry, Digressions of a Naked Party Girl, and his theatre memoir Ejaculations from the Charm Factory in 2000. His first three novels---Guilty (1998), St. Stephen's (1999) and I am Kasper Klotz (2001)---were critically acclaimed. His fourth novel, An English Gentleman, was published by Cormorant Books in September 2003, and his second book of collected poems Temptations for a Juvenile Delinquent was published by ECW in November 2003.  By day, Sky is an Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies at Guelph University.

MICHAEL HUEMER, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0232, url: <>, received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1998. His primary research is in the areas of epistemology and meta-ethics. He is the author of Skepticism and the Veil of Perception (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).

KAREN MICHALSON, P.O. Box 332, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550, email: <>, url: <>, is the author of two libertarian-influenced fantasy novels, Enemy Glory (Tor 2001) and Hecate's Glory (Tor 2003). The former was a finalist for the 2002 Prometheus Award and the latter has been nominated for the 2004 Prometheus Award. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is currently working on a law degree at Western New England College. When not writing or studying, she plays bass and sings in her progressive rock band, Point Of Ares.

WILLIAM THOMAS, Director of Programs at The Objectivist Center, 11 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, email <>, url: <>, earned an M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan (1991), where he taught the economic history of the United States and China. His essays on topics in literature, politics, ethics, and epistemology have appeared in publications such as Navigator and Ideas on Liberty. He is the author of "What is Objectivism?" and other essays on The Objectivist Center's website, and of the audio course The Essence of Objectivism. His essay "Ayn Rand, Radical for Capitalism" was recently published in Frost and Sikkenga, eds., History of American Political Thought (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2003). He is the editor of the Objectivist Studies series of philosophical monographs, and of The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (forthcoming).

HENDRIK VAN DEN BERG, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0489; e-mail: <>; telephone: <402-472-3004>; fax: <402-472-9700>, received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from the State University of New York at Albany in 1971 and 1973, respectively. He was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and served at the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua and the U.S. Trade Center in São Paulo, Brazil from 1974 to 1979, and he was Planning Manager for Singer do Brasil (Subsidiary of the Singer Company) from 1980 to 1983. He enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985; he received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics in 1987 and 1989, with a specialization in International Economics. He has published numerous articles on international trade, international finance, and economic growth. He has written two textbooks, Economic Growth and Development (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001), and International Economics (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004), and he is currently completing a manuscript on the theoretical relationship between free trade and economic growth.

WILL WILKINSON, Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20740, email: <>, is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the University of Maryland. His studies center on the intersection of moral and political philosophy with the social and cognitive sciences. He maintains a philosophical weblog at <>.

MICHAEL YOUNG, Department of Philosophy, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02904, email: <>, is a philosophy graduate student at Brown.




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