About the Author

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

Her books are intended to provide the logical and philosophical justification for a Democratic Republic, in contrast to Madison’s representative republic.

She advocates the creation of a new national Conservative movement based upon the advocacy of individual natural rights.

The conservative movement is designed to lead the transition from the representative republic to a federalist state sovereignty government framework.

She is a regional economist and a constitutional economist. Her political ideology is natural rights conservative.

She is 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 was a solo practitioner registered investment advisor for 30 years. 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 inventor and holder of a research method patent on selecting technology stocks for investment.

Method of Identifying A Universe of Stocks for Inclusion Into An Investment Portfolio

United States Patent 7,251,627
Vass July 31, 2007

The method explained in her patent is based upon her theory of how technology evolves.

She is the author of 10 books and over 120 scholarly articles on the Social Science Research Network author platform, and is currently ranked in the top 1.2% of over 480,000 economic authors, worldwide, on the SSRN platform.

In addition to her interest in economics, she also has an interest in North Carolina history and public policy issues. Many of her articles and books about North Carolina are archived in the Carolina Collection at Wilson Library at UNC.

She has an interest in the topic of entrepreneurship. 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.