Jay W. Richards

Assistant Research Professor

Catholic University of America


Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, Executive Editor of The Stream and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute.

Richards is author of many books including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012). He is also the author of Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; and co-author of The Privileged Planet with astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez. His most recent book, co-authored with Jonathan Witt, is The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom that J.R.R. Tolkien Got and the West Forgot.

Richards’ articles and essays have been published in The Harvard Business ReviewWall Street JournalBarron’sWashington PostForbesFox NewsNational Review OnlineInvestor’s Business DailyWashington TimesThe Philadelphia InquirerThe Huffington PostThe FederalistThe American SpectatorThe Daily CallerThe Imaginative Conservative, and many other publications. His topics range from culture, economics, and public policy to natural science, technology, and the environment.