Vision: to be a premier source of information that encourages an open-minded dialogue about the world’s challenges in order to foster a learned, independently-thinking population
Mission: informing others on national and international current events and U.S. public policy while promoting righteousness as practiced by Jesus Christ
My name is Steven, and I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Invisible Hand Publications.
There is one principle that I keep close to my heart: never stop learning. My life needs to be one on a journey of continued learning. As an “economist-in-training,” I wanted to study different areas that could become intellectual curiosities and research topics in the future. That is the reason I started this blog: to give a platform to the new knowledge that I would gain.
Now, I know all of you are asking one question: “Where does the name come from?”
“Invisible hand” is an economic metaphor coined by Scottish economist Adam Smith in his book The Wealth of Nations. It describes unintended societal benefits resulting from individual actions. In most situations, but certainly not all, economists agree that there seems to be an invisible hand that guides humanity’s individual pursuits to produce public benefits. Originally, I did not intend to publish my “baby research,” but an invisible hand guided me to turn my private benefit (new knowledge on many issues) into a public benefit (having the opportunity to gain knowledge with me).
Invisible Hand Publications (ihpubs) will be a place that challenges us. Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk said, “One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears by listening to them.” We will look at different perspectives from my own to see the full picture of an issue. Together, we will deepen our understanding of many important issues, learn to defend our positions, and grow our ability to have an intelligent debate on public policy and Scripture.