About David Stockman and Contra Corner

David Stockman

David Stockman is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. He began his career in Washington as a young man and quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. After leaving the White House, Stockman had a 20-year career on Wall Street.

The Great Money Bubble is available November 15. Pre-order today!

I urge everyone to read this important new book.” —RON PAUL, Host of Ron Paul Liberty Report

Americans are facing sticker shock at every turn: from the gas pump to the grocery store and every kind of consumer service. But the eye-popping price increases are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the threat to the country’s economic recovery. Inflation showers windfalls on the rich while penalizing workers, savers, retirees, small businesses, and most of Main Street economic life.

New York Times bestselling author and former investment manager David A. Stockman, who served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan, explains the roots of today’s runaway inflation so investors at all levels can calibrate their financial strategies to survive and thrive despite economic uncertainty.

The Great Money Bubble covers the entire economic landscape, including:

Why the rising price of assets is far more dangerous than rising consumer prices
The inside story on stock market manipulations and the effects of ultracheap debt
Why real estate is no longer a guaranteed inflationary hedge
Stockman’s four-step strategy to protect your savings and portfolio
After spearheading the economic policy for the Reagan Revolution, Stockman worked on Wall Street at the highest levels, and is now an adviser to professional investors. With this book, readers at all investment levels can have access to his groundbreaking financial advice.


“With price inflation upon us with a vengeance, David Stockman is here to reveal who did it, how dangerous it could get, and what you should do to protect yourself.”
—THOMAS E. WOODS, JR., New York Times Bestselling Author

“Stockman . . . points to the only way out: sound money, open markets, and a restoration of fiscal sanity. Civilization ignores this book at its peril.”
—JEFFREY TUCKER, Founder, Brownstone Institute

“Stockman has masterfully diagnosed the cancer that the Federal Reserve has embedded in our financial markets, which have become, as Stockman artfully writes, ‘a coiled spring of irrational exuberance and momentum chasing.’ Couldn’t have said it better myself.”
—WILLIAM D. COHAN, Former Wall Street Banker and New York Times Bestselling Author of House of Cards and Power Failure

“David Stockman is one of the most astute observers of the tragic and unnecessary implosion of our economy, monetary system, and society in general. I urge everyone to read this important new book.”
—RON PAUL, Host of Ron Paul Liberty Report

“Read this book if you want to protect yourself from inflation, get the inside story on stock market manipulations, the liquidity crises and so-called ‘monetarism.’”
—WALTER BLOCK, Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics in the College of Business at Loyola University

“How politics mixes with central bank and the financial sector to provide a toxic brew of bad money, bad policy, and a fragile economy teetering on the edge of economic disaster.”
—RYAN McMAKEN, Senior Editor, Mises Institute

In this meticulously researched and inside account, PEAK TRUMP: The Undrainable Swamp and The Fantasy of MAGA, Stockman asserts that the Donald is headed for a great big fall stemming from 30 years of a failed financial bubble—one which Trump condemned on the campaign trail, but foolishly embraced once in office.

Stockman writes, “the Donald is not remotely the force of nature he’s been made to seem by the Trump-obsessed media. To the contrary, he’s actually a political flyweight, megalomaniacal incompetent and bile-ridden bully who stumbled into the Oval Office against all odds; and then lucked-out a second time by riding high on the final two-year crest of a deeply impaired and unsustainable economic recovery and monumental stock market bubble”.

518Ib4b7XwL At the podium, Stockman’s expertise and experience cannot be matched, and he has a reputation for zesty financial straight talk. Defying right- and left-wing boxes, his latest book, Trumped!: A Nation on the Brink of Ruin and How to Bring it Back, catalogues both the corrupters and defenders of sound money, fiscal rectitude, and free markets. Stockman discusses the forces that have left the public sector teetering on the edge of political dysfunction and fiscal collapse and have caused America’s financial system to morph into an unstable, bubble-prone gambling arena that undermines capitalist prosperity and showers speculators with vast windfall gains.

Stockman’s career in Washington began in 1970, when he served as a special assistant to U.S. Representative, John Anderson of Illinois. From 1972 to 1975, he was executive director of the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference. Stockman was elected as a Michigan Congressman in 1976 and held the position until his resignation in January 1981.

He then became Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, serving from 1981 until August 1985. Stockman was the youngest cabinet member in the 20th century.

Although only in his early 30s, Stockman became well known to the public during this time concerning the role of the federal government in American society.

51zRfTnHdyL._SX333_BO1,204,203,200_ After resigning from his position as Director of the OMB, Stockman wrote a best-selling book, The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed (1986). The book was Stockman’s frontline report of the miscalculations, manipulations and political intrigues that led to the failure of the Reagan Revolution. A major publishing event and New York Times bestseller in its day, The Triumph of Politics is still startlingly relevant to the conduct of Washington politics today.

After leaving government, Stockman joined Wall Street investment bank Salomon Bros. He later became one of the original partners at New York-based private equity firm, The Blackstone Group. Stockman left Blackstone in 1999 to start his own private equity fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

51QAdjH7ypL In his newest New York Times best-seller, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America (2013), Stockman lays out how the U.S. has devolved from a free market economy into one fatally deformed by Washington’s endless fiscal largesse, K-street lobbies and Fed sponsored bailouts and printing press money.

Stockman was born in Ft. Hood, Texas. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University and pursued graduate studies at Harvard Divinity School.

He lives in Aspen, Colorado, with his wife Jennifer Blei Stockman. They have two daughters, Rachel and Victoria.

“ … Stockman is a distinctly angry man with a lot to say … he believes that the American government has badly lost its way … because crony capitalism has perverted policy making and upturned free market principles. As a result, the country is drowning in debt that will eventually bring it down and destroy the credibility of the Fed.” — Financial Times

About Contra Corner

Stockman’s vision in creating David Stockman’s Contra Corner was that it be “the place where mainstream delusions and cant about the Warfare State, the Bailout State, Bubble Finance and Beltway Banditry are ripped, refuted and rebuked.” Toward that aim, Stockman also assembles other contrarian thinkers on politics, the economy, and the financial markets in the Recommended Reads section, in addition to featuring his own analysis and musings about the current state of the world in Stockman’s Corner.

Here’s how the new and improved Contra Corner will work…

David will post his best take on salient developments five days per week (save for occasional travel or brief vacations). Each missive will aim to rip, refute and rebuke the false mainstream narratives about a whole range of topics. These topics will include the Wall Street Casino, Bubble Stocks like Tesla, the Global Central Bankers’ cartel, the worldwide credit bubble and its deflationary aftermath, Imperial Washington’s foreign policy follies and the rip-offs, bailouts and racketeering escapades of the nation’s beltway politicians, apparatchiks and plain old bandits.