H. Robert “Bob” Adelmann (born December 1, 1939) is an American libertarian journalist, public speaker and former businessman known for his focus on economic issues, particularly the role of the Federal Reserve System in U.S. history.
He writes for The New American magazine and his own website, Lightfromtheright.com.
Early life and education
Adelmann was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and raised in Montclair, New Jersey.
He graduated from Cornell University with two degrees including a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in economics and finance.
He hosted a popular radio program, Bob Adelmann’s Money Talk, on local radio station KVOR 1300 AM in Colorado Springs for several years. He also served on the board of directors of Summit Ministries in Manitou, Colorado. After selling his investment advisory practice to his son in 1996 he started and ran a number of successful local businesses, earning a writeup in the local business journal.
Political influences and activism
In the late 1960s Adelmann started and led the Concerned Citizens to Retain Firearms, a Second Amendment group founded to fight against a proposed Colorado Springs ordinance restricting concealed carry of firearms. Adelmann's efforts attracted attention from the local newspaper at the time.
In 2009, Adelmann's focus shifted from direct activism and speaking to writing when he began his journalistic work.
Speaking and writing
Although writing did not become a primary focus of Adelmann's professional career until 2009, he wrote a number of pieces beginning in 1967 for professional associations, and he began doing some political writing in 1986. He began writing political and economic articles on a serious basis in 2009 after being asked to do so by the editor of The New American magazine. By the end of 2012, he had published more than 800 articles published there on economic and political events. Other articles have appeared at LewRockwell.com and the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.
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