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  Browne, Harry
NameHarry Browne
Franklin, Tennessee , United States
Website [Link]
Born June 17, 1933
DiedMarch 01, 2006 (72 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedDavid
Sep 14, 2020 12:22pm
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InfoHarry Edson Browne

Harry Browne is an inspirational speaker, and has written 12 books that have sold more than 2 million copies. In 1996 and 2000 he was the nominee of the Libertarian Party for President of the United States. Currently, he is Director of Public Policy for the DownsizeDC.org, and is a consultant to the Permanent Portfolio family of mutual funds.

Browne was a successful investment advisor for 30 years. He was little known in the investment world when his first book, How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation, was published in 1970. Recognizing the disastrous monetary policy of the U.S. government, he warned that the dollar would be devalued, inflation could be severe, and gold, silver, and foreign currencies should skyrocket in value. The book's theme clashed with the prevailing wisdom, but it struck a chord with tens of thousands of Americans, and the book made the New York Times bestseller list.

In 1973 he published How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, a self-help book that shows individuals how to take responsibility for their own lives. Many people consider the book to be a modern classic and it remains in demand almost three decades after its first publication.

His 1974 book, You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis was an even greater success ? remaining on the Times bestseller list for 39 weeks and reaching #1. Its message amplified themes from his first book, and it allowed thousands of investors to hold their own and to profit during the turmoil of the late 1970s. He wrote six more big-selling investment books ? including one more Times bestseller. In 1999 he published his final investment book, Fail-Safe Investing.

From 1974 to 1997 he wrote Harry Browne's Special Reports, a financial newsletter. He has been a popular public speaker since the 1960s. He has appeared on the Today show, Wall $treet Week, The Larry King Show, and hundreds of other national and local radio and television shows.

In late 1994, Browne announced his Libertarian candidacy for president. He campaigned in 38 states, and he appeared on over a thousand radio and television programs. His pure approach to smaller government was praised in dozens of newspaper editorials and political columns. He won numerous Internet preference polls and was endorsed for president by dozens of radio talk show hosts and journalists. He received 485,759 votes on Election Day, the second highest total in Libertarian Party history. In 2000, he was again nominated to represent the Libertarian Party and garnered more than 382,00 votes, despite a tight race between the two major parties.

His 1995 book, Why Government Doesn't Work, provided a provocative mix of ideas that spoke to hundreds of thousands of Americans who felt frustrated by big government. The Great Libertarian Offer, was published in June, 2000.

His latest book is Liberty A to Z: 872 Libertarian Soundbites You Can Use Right Now, published in 2004.

Browne has a grown daughter, Autumn, and in 1985 he married the former Pamela Lanier Wolfe. His main non-professional interests are classical music, opera, good food and wine, sports, television, and fiction. He was born in New York City on June 17, 1933, and grew up in Los Angeles. He currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee.




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Mar 02, 2006 04:00pm Obituary FMNN OFFICER HARRY BROWNE DIES  Article PragCon 3.0 
Jun 04, 2003 12:00am Commentary Free Martha Stewart! by Harry Browne  Article Picimpalious 

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