About the Author

GABBY Press is the publishing company of The Citizens Liberty Party. The website is owned by Laurie Thomas Vass, the General Partner of the CLP.

She is a regional economist, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Regional Planning.

She is the inventor and holder of a research method patent on selecting technology stocks for investment. She was cited by Peter Tanous, in The Wealth Equation, as one of the top 100 private money managers in the nation.

She is the author of eight books.and over 90 scholarly articles on the Social Science Research Network author platform, and is currently ranked in the top 1.3% of over 348,000 economic authors, worldwide, on the SSRN platform.

Many of her articles and books about North Carolina are archived in the Carolina Collection at Wilson Library at UNC.

One of her early economic research papers, written for the North Carolina Department of Labor, included the policy guidelines for creating what eventually became The North Carolina Council For Entrepreneurial Development.

Prior to starting her investment advisory company, she was a regional economist and advisor to the Board of Directors of B. C. Hydro, and also served as an economic advisor to the N. C. Commissioner of Labor. She learned the retail stock trade as a broker, at E. F. Hutton.