US born author David R Lipton has produced a vigorous individualist vision of America as a counterbalance to the stale socialist platform offered by the Democratic Party and endlessly promoted by the “mainstream liberal” media. In his narrative he shows how the entitlement state will impoverish the US and diminish its standing as a world power.
His new book, July 4, 2026: A Cautionary Tale explores the past through a dialogue between a grandfather and granddaughter that takes place in 2026. Mr. Lipton imagines the world of 2026 where our national treasury is depleted and the 250th anniversary celebrations of our Declaration of Independence have been cancelled due to budget cuts. In this dystopian world the ultimate slap in the face to the US is the Chinese Navy anchored off the East and West coasts.
Mr. Lipton has written with insight and passion about social and fiscal policies and now takes on the polarized politics and convoluted strategies that define the current state of the world. This dystopian future the U.S. has abandoned the principles that made us great. Instead of relying on ourselves, we opted for a cradle to grave welfare state. He question to the reader is: Is this future the one we really want to leave to our children and grandchildren?
Describing himself as a Fiscal Conservative and Social Liberal Mr. Lipton has a wide and deep knowledge of economics, finance, history and philosophy. With an education both formal and self-taught, he has a diverse and varied background with experience in academia, business, and commercial mediation and securities disputes. After earning a B.A. (History) in New York, an M.A. in England (Comparative Literature) and PhD (History) in Toronto, he moved into banking and then into the investment business. David Lipton has a wide and deep understanding of economics, finance, history and philosophy. His published work examines philosophical, historical and mediation issues.