Mr. Elias, a member of the Newsmax Financial Brain Trust, provided commentary to Newsmax Media’s Moneynews.com, and contributed to the monthly Newsmax Financial Intelligence newsletter.
He was an economic policy strategist to Herman Cain during his 2012 Republican presidential campaign.
Mr. Elias also served as an economic consultant to Dick Morris, former political adviser to President Bill Clinton, and was acknowledged by Mr. Morris in four books (several best-sellers): Catastrophe (2009), 2010: Take Back America — A Battle Plan (2010), Revolt! (2011) and Screwed! (2012).
He collaborated on education policy with S.P. Kothari, Deputy Dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and he has been in discussions with Dr. James Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economics (2000), to collaborate on a future book release.
Mr. Elias graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a degree in Economics. He also attended Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, New York for one year and received a certificate from Columbia University in Analysis and Design of Information Systems.
He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and son.
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