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Martin van Staden
Editor in Chief
Martin is chief editor of Being Libertarian as well as RationalStandard.com. A South African, Martin has a law degree and is the Legal Researcher at the Free Market Foundation, for which he has appeared on TV and radio. He has served on the African Executive Board of Students For Liberty since 2015.
Dillon is the Managing Editor of Being Libertarian as well as a published fiction author. He has published a novel called 'The Apathetic' and is working on his second book, 'The Reliable Narrator, or A Rom-Com of Epic Proportions'. He writes a weekly Thursday column called 'Shortcuts & Delusions.'
Editor at Large
Nathaniel is Being Libertarian's Editor at Large, a writer and homeschooling advocate who typically addresses issues from an economic point of view. He is a member of the Goldwater Institute, a Friend of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, and a member of the Libertarian Party.
Arthur is Being Libertarian's Copy Editor. He has worked for both non-profits and for-profits on every continent around the world, including Asia and Africa, having served as Operations Coordinator for S.T.A.N.D. in Tanzania. Originally from the right, Arthur considers himself an individualist.
Thomas J. Eckert
T.J. is a Copy Editor for Being Libertarian. Self-taught through extensive reading, he is currently working towards a career in politics and publishing a book. His Saturday column addresses political and economic arguments while debunking common criticisms of libertarianism.
Micah is Being Libertarian's Opinion Editor, responsible for receiving and scheduling op-eds by staff and guest authors. He has been an active author at The Libertarian Republic and The College Fix. Micah is also a photographer, musician, and anthropologist studying at Columbia University.
Nicholas Amato is Being Libertarian's News Editor, responsible for scouring the web and finding the most relevant news to the libertarian community. He is an undergraduate student at San Jose State University, California, majoring in political science and minoring in journalism.
John Engle is a columnist at Being Libertarian and merchant banker living in the Chicago area. His company, Almington Capital, invests in both early-stage venture capital and in public equities. His writing has been featured in academic journals as well as the blogs of the Heartland Institute, Grassroot Institute, and Tenth Amendment Center.
Danny Chabino is a columnist and businessman of 16 years. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management in 1993 from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, and spent one semester of school learning and taking classes in Europe. Danny maintains a Christian worldview, but believes morals and ethics should not be legislated.