The Breakdown

Richard (RJ) Eskow is a writer, consultant, and Senior Fellow at the Campaign for America's Future[1]
He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and is a regular contributor (or "Regulator") on Current TV's The Young Turks.

Richard is a former country singer and punk musician who became a Wall Street executive during the "go-go" 1990s[2], where he specialized in involved in healthcare services, information technology, risk management, insurance, and financial analysis.  He worked for AIG, among other companies, long before its notorious collapse in 2008. 

He also spent several years leading a consortium of universities, consulting groups, and research centers which advised the US State Department, the World Bank, foundations, and private corporations on social policy in over 20 countries.  His group played a central role in advising Central and Eastern European countries on healthcare, social welfare, and technology during their emergence from Communism.

Richard was features as one of the world's "fifty leading futurologists" in The Rough Guide to the Future (2010).   He now writes and consults on a variety of topics, including the spiritual aspects of politics and economics.  

A former resident of New York City and the Washington DC area, Richard now lives in Southern California. He continues to write and record music as time permits (which isn't much).

[1] The views expressed on this program are Richard's alone and not those of the Campaign or any other organization.  
[2] "Go-go" in this case refers to the get-rich-quick wave of the nineties - a wave with sadly limited participation by Richard himself - and not to that great form of African-American music that gained popularity in Washington DC in the eighties and nineties.

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