93 votes

Dr. Iris Mack, Harvard Math Whiz/Derivatives Whistleblower endorses Dr. Paul!

RP2012 Official Campaign Release:

Celebrated Harvard Alum Dr. Iris Mack Endorses Ron Paul for the Presidency - Internationally-recognized Harvard mathematician and derivatives whistleblower considers Dr. Paul’s many credentials as ample fodder for endorsement

LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul announced today the endorsement of Iris Mack, the notable and accomplished applied mathematician, derivatives whistleblower and professor. The endorsement recently was made official on The Economic Policy Journal.

In endorsing the 12-term Congressman from Texas, Dr. Mack stated: “Ron Paul has some serious credentials: medical doctor, Air Force veteran, and author of several books detailing and predicting various economic issues and crises. As public official for many years, Dr. Paul has an excellent voting record as a fighter for liberty, and on a personal note he is a well-regarded family man.”

Continuing her praise, Dr. Mack cited Dr. Paul’s stance against President Obama’s civil liberties power-grab, saying, “Also, Ron Paul seems to be one of the few elected public servants who has come out against the NDAA Indefinite Detention Law – which Obama signed on New Year’s Eve deliberately when few were watching.”

“Taken together, there isn’t one thing I dislike about Ron Paul,” concluded Dr. Mack.

The campaign reacted to news of Dr. Mack’s endorsement positively.

“Iris Mack knows qualifications when she sees them so people following her work will take her word that Ron Paul is ideally suited to understand our nation’s challenges and provide winning solutions such as those found in his ‘Plan to Restore America.’ We appreciate Dr. Mack’s endorsement and anticipate that it will contribute to the strong showing we plan to in all stages of our 50-state campaign for the Republican nomination,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton.

Iris Mack, PhD, EMBA earned a Harvard doctorate in Applied Mathematics and a London Business School MBA. She is a former MIT professor. Dr. Mack is also a former Derivatives Quant/Trader who has worked in financial institutions in the U.S., London and Asia. Oxford-trained mathematician Dr. Paul Wilmott – founder of the Certificate of Quantitative Finance Program in London – has invited Dr. Mack to lecture on Energy Derivatives. He also invited her to join his team of quantitative financial markets bloggers on wilmott.com. This team of bloggers includes financial heavyweights such as the The Black Swan author Dr. Nassim Taleb; former Goldman Sachs Quant Dr. Emanuel Derman; and former derivatives trader Satyajit Das – recently featured in The Inside Job movie.

Dr. Mack is under contract with the Global Finance Division of John Wiley & Sons Publishers to write a book entitled “Energy Trading and Risk Management.” In addition, she conducts workshops on Quantitative Investments and High Frequency Trading for the Terrapinn Group “3-Day MBA Program” in Singapore, Hong Kong and London. She is also a Finance Subject Matter Expert for the Virginia Department of Education new online Financial Literacy program. Dr. Mack serves on a Research Advisory Board for the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Boards of the Women Mentor Women Foundation and the I Can Still Do That Foundation.

Dr. Mack founded Phat Math Inc. in Miami, Florida in 2003. A few years later in 2007 she and her colleagues at Phat Math launched their prototype mathematics edutainment social network PhatMath.com. Students in grades K-12 and College have access to free 24/7 online math homework help on PhatMath.com – named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students.

Dr. Mack has been an astronaut semifinalist, one of Glamour Magazine’s “Top 10” college students, one of Glamour’s “Top 10” working women, an investment banker, an energy trader, and an MIT professor. In addition, she was the second African-American female to earn a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard. Later she became a mathematics and business school professor at several academic institutions, while simultaneously running a consulting firm Associated Technologists, Inc. (ATI).

More information about Dr. Mack’s professional experiences, her academic credentials, speaking engagements and media exposure may be found on www.IMackGroup.com.

===========================================================

BIO:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w...

Originally broke on Austrian economist Bob Wenzel's blog:

http://www.economicpolicy...

Um, is it me, or is she like too gorgeous to be a math whiz? Just sayin'

Thom Hartmann interviewing her back in April 2009

http://www.youtube.com/wa...

Oh, and to Jamie Kirchick, Julian Sanchez, Matt Welch, David Weigel, and Tucker Carson et al who orchestrated the TNR newsletter smear: she's an entrepreneur, a trader who actually made money in the market (unlike other purely academic delusional imbeciles like Paul Krugman who deem himself so genius that we should listen to his academic bubble of 'wisdom'), a true 'brainiac' who graduated from Vassar College, MS in Mathematics from UCLA, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard, and Executive MBA from London Business School, who just happens to be a beautiful BLACK woman, who just publicly, openly endorsed Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul, a man who predicted every current econ malaise and has been consistently warning for over 40yrs. Dr. Paul is a self-taught economist who knows more than the arrogant Fed.Reserve grant-whore professional 'economists' who got NOTHING right. Yet they and the servile MSM would have the rest of the world to believe that we should still listen to their imbecilic 'advice?'

Don't think so.

So my dear TNR, Weekly STD, Kirchick, NeoCon Trotskyites incorporated, KOCHtopus Reason/CATO, eat your friggin heart out!

PS. The following is yesterday's MSN, yes MSN article headlined, "Will Ron Paul-onomics beat Obama?"

Oh yeah, they're paying attention, alright.

http://money.msn.com/inve...

1/25/2012 7:50 PM ET

By Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN Money
Will Ron Paul-onomics beat Obama?

The libertarian Republican's call to 'end the Fed' and return to the gold standard is catching on in the GOP -- and it could shape the political year.

The race for the White House is in full swing with the top two candidates for the Republican nomination -- Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney -- exchanging body blows like bloodied boxers.

But it's dark horse Ron Paul who seems to be tapping into the deep-seated cynicism with which many Americans view the economy, the prolonged downturn and how we can stop the boom-and-bust cycle...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

SWEEEEEET Endorsement!

Mack + Scheuer = PERFECTION!

Financial Markets Genius + Foreign Policy Genius = RON PAUL SUPPORTERS!

Take THAT NEWTSANROMNEY!

I may be a vegetarian, but I'll defend to the death my right to eat meat!

This is wonderful news.

Credentials of a genius and the face of a movie star. Seriously, she is amazing enough to make a movie about. Iris grew up in the Calliope Projects of New Orleans, an area of New Orleans that gained nationwide notoriety for its extremely high violent crime rate. She has 16 siblings. Her family was too poor to afford fast food, but her mother cooked and they never went without...

* High school valedictorian
* Double Bachlor's degrees from Vassar in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
* MS in Mathematics from UCLA (Research Fellow at Bell Laboratories and holder of a patent in fiber optics)
* Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard (only the 2nd black woman to earn this doctorate from Harvard). Dissertation: "Block Implicit One-Step Methods for Solving Smooth and Discontinuous Systems of Differential/Algebraic Equations: Applications to Transient Stability of Electrical Power Systems"
* Executive MBA from the London Business School
* Investment banker
* Professor at MIT, University of San Francisco, and Clark Atlanta University
* NASA astronaut semifinalist
* Lecturer in London, Paris, and Zurich
* Whistleblower at Enron
* Tangled with two former treasury secretaries of the United States (Rubin and Summers)
* Correctly informed Harvard of the impending disaster facing its endowment because of risky derivatives (they not only didn't listen to her, at the cost of billions of dollars, but also fired her)
* Founder and CEO of Phat Math - A free tool with comprehensive approach to mathematical education. (www.phatmath.com)
* Author of Mama Says "Money Doesn't Grow on Trees!" (available on Kindle for $2.99) and currently writing Energy Trading and Risk Management as part of a multi-book deal with Wiley Publishing House
* She is also into serious weight training, running, and amateur aeronautics
* She currently works as an investment banker in London and speaks Spanish and French

*bio*
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/mack_iris.html#irismac...

*MUST READ*
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2010/05/why-iris-mack-t...

I wonder if she would have felt the need for a public endorsement if it weren't for the racist news smears.

Could this be blowback?

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

How to Thank Her?

We have to figure out a way to let her know we appreciate this. We have a reputation for being passionate, let's keep it up.

I'm using her phatmath website.

I will use her phatmath website with my own kids, and share at school with the kids I tutor in math. My thanks to her!

Fantastic!

Very smart individual!

She knows what she is talking

She knows what she is talking about!

It's really great to have economists out there letting people know that Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who "understands the current dire straits the economy is in and the only one with a coherent plan to fix things"

(note: this was posted already here
http://www.dailypaul.com/207654/iris-mack-gives-her-endorsem... )

Working for US policy in the mideast that serves AMERICA's interests http://www.councilforthenationalinterest.org/

A Supersmart Woman - who said females don't

support RP? We sure do!

Wow! That's awesome!

The foolish mob may not be generally into Dr. Paul, but obviously mathematics of our economic debt definitely backs up his positions.

Yup!

Funny, that many of Dr. Paul's supporters just happen to be traders who actually make a living making money/'money' aka currency, mathematicians and computer programmers, you know, the three areas where whether you succeed or fail are based entirely on measurable numerical metrics?

as in, it's gotta work, or it's deemed a failure?

you know, something, or rather, a lesson that that purely-stuck-in-their-own-self-made-bubble-of-delusions academics and govt bureaucrats never seem to learn, nor want to learn, to improve themselves?

imagine that, people with logic prefer Dr. Paul!

LOL, as if y'all R3VOL rabble-rousers didn't know this already! .o)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Good stuff

Iris is a courageous woman who was thrown under the bus by the human/slug Larry Summers. The same Larry Summers who oversaw the Harvard Endowment losing a cool billion on said derivatives. The same Larry Summers who was one of Barry Soetoro's key economic advisers at the beginning of his term (we all know how that turned out)

yup, she's definitely brave!

wonder how Thom Hartmann & Rachel Madcow is gonna spin this now, that one of 'their own' endorsed Dr. Paul. and like OMG! a beautiful, intelligent black woman endorsed Dr. Paul, despite the newsletter smear!

ah... to be a hypocritical liberal, choices choices:

vote for 4 more years of a tyrannical despot killer/torturer,

or a 100% Constitutionalist who has ZERO blood on his hands.

oBUSHma's Tyranny/WW3 abroad and NDAA policestate at home,

or

Dr. Paul's Pure, Unadulterated Freedom?

some difficult choice, eh?

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I'm with you except on your

I'm with you except on your description "liberal."

You, AnCap, and I know these people aren't liberals. Because we and most RPers know there's no such thing as a republican and liberal in substance. There's one party, the Centralization Party.

So, Maddow and whoever the heck else are statists or corporatists. Accurately, they're centralizers. let's call 'em what they are. Statists, corporatists or centralizers.

School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me

Study nature, not books. -Walton Forest Dutton, MD, in his 1916 book whose subject is origin (therefore what all healing methods involve and count on), simple and powerful.