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David Nott is president of Reason Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing free minds and free markets. Under Nott's leadership, Reason's public policy experts have advised President George W. Bush, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and numerous other officials on how to shrink the burden of government. Reason, a monthly magazine of political and cultural commentary, was named one of the "50 Best Magazines" two straight years by the Chicago Tribune and is described as "a kick-ass, no-holds-barred political magazine" by the New York Post.
Nott's professional experience includes six years as president of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he is credited with developing and implementing a business plan that led to a 250 percent increase in revenue. Nott also spearheaded the construction of Mercatus’ new Capitol Hill Campus.
Nott is a certified petroleum engineer. From 1986 to 1994, he was a senior reserve engineer at Shell California Production, Inc., coordinating the divisional capital budget, forecasting production and expenses, calculating reserves, and analyzing the profitability of projects and properties.
Nott has written on privatization for the Institute of Economic Affairs, lectured to federal judges on the need for drug policy reform, and written commentary for the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News, and many other publications.
Nott earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, with Distinction, in Economics and Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
- Putting the Cuckoo in our Clocks
Daylight Saving Time should be eliminated
April 2, 2006
- Surf City's Shameful Pols
Huntington Beach's medical marijuana stand ignores state law
February 10, 2005
- State Review Deserves Serious Consideration
Can Arnold get special interests and career politicians to change their ways?
August 6, 2004
- Jolted by Gas Prices? Don't Be Too Quick to Cuss Refiners
CA regulations, not oil companies, create problems
June 24, 2004
- A Show of Support for Medical Marijuana
California fights feds
October 15, 2003
Schwarzenegger has already shifted to governor-mode
October 12, 2003
- Kill DARE Now
It's Costly. It Doesn't Work. It Can't Reform.
February 10, 2003
- Why Spare Prisons From Budget Cuts?
Prison guards get special treatment from Davis
January 21, 2002
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