"It certainly presents basic economic principles in a very simple and intelligible form. It is an imaginative and very useful piece of work."
--Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate in Economics
• Awarded the first annual Leonard E. Read Book Award by the Foundation for Economic Education in 2002.
• Thomas Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge 2001.
• Twice awarded the George Washington Honor Medals for Economics Education & Public Communication, The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
• Book of the Month, Instituto Liberal, RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 2001
"The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey" originated as a series of economic and political commentaries for KHVH, an all-news radio station catering to the business and professional community in Hawaii. Response to my weekly economics commentaries was at zero until I tried satire along the lines of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. The response was electrifying.
The book has since been serialized for business and academic communities with The Boss magazine in Nepal and the Keizar (Economic) Seminar journal in Japan. Assen Kanev, founder of the Bulgarian Free Market Institute, reports that during serialization of the book in SEDEM Weekly, the newspaper rose in circulation from 10,000 to 20,000 during the run, helping to make SEDEM the second largest weekly newspaper in Bulgaria. There was so much interest that Assen arranged an interview with me on Radio Free Europe to expound on the philosophy. The book has now been published in two editions in Sofia, becoming a regular reader in both government and private schools.
Ken Schoolland is presently an Associate Professor of Economics and Political Science at Hawaii Pacific University. He is an economist, academic, author, and political commentator. Schoolland is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Individual Liberty, and a Sam Walton Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise.
Following his graduate studies at Georgetown University, Schoolland served as an international economist in the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and on assignment to the White House Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations under President Gerald Ford. Schoolland left government for the field of education, teaching business and economics at Sheldon Jackson College in Alaska and then at Hakodate University in Japan. Prior to his current responsibilities, Ken Schoolland was also the Director of the Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies program at Chaminade University of Honolulu and head of the Business and Economics Program at Hawaii Loa College.
Ken Schoolland recently served as the Senior Economics Adviser to Hawaii congressional candidate Daniel Brackins
- Shogun's Ghost: The Dark Side of Japanese Education, published in both English and Japanese
- The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, a children's book that focuses on teaching the basic principles of economics, government intervention, and the free-market through stories. It has been translated into multiple languages and it is used today in Middle School and Primary schools all over the world. The story has even been adopted into many different forms, everything from live action place to graphic animations. The story has swept the world in many languages and in many forms.
In 1988 and 1990, Ken Schoolland ran for the office of United States Senator for Hawaii as a Libertarian candidate. In 1998 Schoolland received 8,948 votes, for 2.8% of the vote. In 1990 he received 4,787 votes, for 1.37% of the total vote.
In 2008 Schoolland added his name as a signatory to the Academics for Ron Paul petition and website, declaring his support for the 2008 presidential candidate.
Личен сайт: http://www.jonathangullible.com/