Dr. Robert Shapiro may be the single best informed decision-maker on the breadth and depth of the naked short selling criminal network, and its true cost in lost jobs, destroyed businesses, gutted pension plans, lost life-saving technologies, and more. In this interview he provides a big picture overview of what we now consider a national security threat great than the combined threat of Chinese and Russian economic competition. We have the enemy, he is called Wall Street, and he is us.
Robert J. Shapiro (born 1953) is the cofounder and chairman of Sonecon, LLC, a United States private consultancy for economic and security-related issues that has built a reputation on a range of policy matters, including climate change, intellectual property, securities fraud, healthcare reform, demographics, the resilience of the electric grid to cyberattacks, and blockchain technologies.
Recently he joined the Board of Directors of Overstock. Beyond Dr. Shapiro’s responsibilities and leadership at Sonecon, he is also currently a Senior Fellow of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a board member of the Medici Venture Fund, and a member of the advisory boards of Gilead Sciences and Cote Capital.
He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an A.B. from the University of Chicago. He also has been a Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Brookings Institution, and Harvard University.
Learn more: https://stopnakedshortselling.org
Robert David Steele is the conceptualizer of integrated election reform (#UNRIG) and the integration of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) such that we can achieve a prosperous world at peace at 10-20% the cost of the failed Western economic model burdened by banks and lawyers.
A former US spy and co-founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, he is today the Chief Enabling Officer (CeO) of Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3, and now also CeO of Open Source Everything (OSE Inc.). He continues his education with non-fiction reading, posting over 2,000 reviews across 98 categories; his hobbies include off-shore sailing and racketball.