Freedom means Transparency Free means Independent Beholden is not Free
I've founded 8 tech startups - helping rewrite the energy sector. They were each launched with no money and 4 people.
In 2007 my Cleantechblog.com was named a Top 50 Business Blog by the London Times alongside luminary blogs like Freakonomics and TechCrunch, and syndicated by such sources as CNET, News.com, and Christian Science Monitor. It was named a must read by the CEO of Cragislist in the Wall Street Journal on the 10 year anniversary of blogging. It consisted of me and 5 volunteers - no one of us had ever been media.
I've been quoted and cited on energy, policy, technology, and finance in hundreds of publications and almost every major news source in the country, Wall Street Journal, Time, Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Bloomberg et al.
In 2018 I ran for United States Senate for Texas in 2018 as the Libertarian Nominee.
I learned very quickly that electoral outcomes were considered newsworthy in today's world, good ideas and policy were not.
I learned that after 200 years of American history, we are still in desperate need of new free, independent, media - media beholden to no one.
Media willing to stand up for the little guy, and the next generation.
So in 2020 we are launching the Texas Free Press. Because somebody ought to.
Editor, Texas Free Press