I created this blog because I truly believe the teachings of the Baha’i Faith are destined to have a profound impact on the world we live in. I’ve always been a Baha’i, but it took me a long time to understand this. So I started writing about what I knew best — economics — and all the ways that the Baha’i teachings could improve our lives, and it kind of took off from there.
I write under a pseudonym, “Edmund Hollison”, because the nature of my real job prevents me from blogging about economics, finance, and related topics. I’m currently a publishing analyst for an investment bank, which simply means that I communicate my research and opinions publicly, including in written form. So out of respect to the bank I work for, and to avoid any possible conflicts, perceived or real, I leave my actual name off the site. It stinks, but that’s the only way I know of to be able to do both.
Random personal facts about me… I grew up in a Baha’i family and was born and raised in Massachusetts. My parents are from Iran and came to the US in the 1970s as many other Baha’is did (I guess I probably should have picked a more Iranian-sounding pseudonym, but oh well.) My educational background is mostly in economics and business. I live with my wife and two kids in Connecticut, and various dad responsibilities soak up most of my free time these days. I’m a huge Boston sports fan, mostly basketball, football and baseball, in that order. Otherwise I’m pretty ordinary.
It’s a privilege to write this blog and I feel honored by my readers. Please feel welcome, be engaged, leave comments, whatever. Please also circulate the blog to others who might be interested.