Tim is the assistant editor of The Objective Standard. He also writes about personal finance, small business ownership, and video games on a freelance basis and can be contacted at timwhitewriting.com. His in-progress novel, "The Beggar's Key," is tentatively scheduled for publication in 2021.
Doug Altner is an assistant professor of mathematics at the United States Naval Academy. His field of professional expertise is operations research and he holds a PhD in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is developing new courses in mathematical programming for USNA; has published several peer-reviewed articles, including multiple book chapters, in the field of discrete optimization; and has been invited to present his research at many scholarly conferences. The views expressed in his articles are his own and are not representative of those of USNA.