Barry Asmus

Ideas Spoken

USA Today stated that he is one of the five most requested speakers in the United States.

Dr. Barry Asmus speaks, writes, and consults on political and business issues facing America. Recognized for his views on making the U.S. a world-class competitor, he was twice voted the Outstanding Professor of the Year, as well as honored with the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award for Private Enterprise Education.

Dr. Asmus is a Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis. The NCPA promotes private sector, market-based solutions. Dr. Asmus has been speaking to audiences in the U.S. and the world for over twenty-five years.

Dr. Asmus addresses the issues of globalization and sets out his belief that a free-market economy is the best way of developing sustainable solutions for poorer nations seeking growth. He also examines the latest developments in energy exploration in the USA and details how they will be beneficial to the US economy.

Another of Dr. Asmus’ interests is healthcare; he asks what we are getting in return for the $1 trillion of new taxes under the Affordable Care Act and offers his alternative solutions to help solve the healthcare crisis in the USA.


  • Senior Economist for the National Center for Policy Analysis
  • Over Twenty-five years of speaking experience
  • Testified before House Ways and Means Committee on tax reform
  • Invited by Lee Iacocca to speak at the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty, in a “Tribute to America”
  • His Book Crossroads: The Great American Experiment was nominated for an H. L. Mencken Award
  • Articles published in Wall Street Journal, USA Today and numerous Association journals
  • Honored with the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award for Private Enterprise Education
  • Voted Professor of Year at two major universities
  • Past Co-Host of Syndicated Radio Program “Perspectives on the Economy”
  • America’s Economic Challenges and Opportunities
  • Globalization and Emerging Markets
  • Energy Powers the Economy
  • Curing the Health Care Crisis

“Your presentation at the Million Dollar Round Tables Annual Meeting in Nashville was well presented – and very well received. In the process, you impacted careers and touched lives.”
John J. Prast, CAE, LLIF Million Dollar Round Table

I” have never heard a speaker who could combine today’s news, with yesterday’s lessons, and tomorrow’s promise as well as you. The laughter, the standing ovation and thought-provoking commentary were bonuses.”
Steve Powers, Senior V.P. American Express

“On behalf of the American Bankers Association, thank you for delivering such an information packed eye-opening presentation on the economy at ABAs Annual Convention. We especially appreciate the time and effort you took to target your remarks specifically to the banking community.”
Marisa J. Broka, Associate Director, Programs American Bankers Association

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation for your entertaining and informative presentation to our management staff…” The message was well received by the attendees but more importantly, you left each of our managers with a positive attitude and a new insight on the global economy and Hondas place in it.”
Gary Kessler, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, & Lenora Jackson, Senior Training Specialist

American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

Partial Client List

  • American Century
  • Associated Banc-Corp
  • Berthel Fisher
  • Cambridge Financial Services
  • Caz Investments
  • Compass Bank
  • Cue Financial Group
  • Deloitte and Touche
  • Dividend Capital
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dow Jones
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Finance Corporation of America
  • First Global
  • Geneos Wealth Management
  • Georgia Society of CPA’s
  • Institute of Certified Financial Planners
  • Integrity Financial
  • Investment Centers of America
  • Kopp Investments
  • MasterCard
  • MFS Investment Management
  • Midstate Bank and Trust
  • Multi-Financial
  • Pacific West Financial
  • Primevest
  • UBS Paine Webber
  • Raymond James Financial Services
  • Security Industry Association
  • Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney
  • Strong Funds
  • Van Kampen Investments
  • Wells Real Estate
Travels From:  Arizona
City: Phoenix
$10,001 to $15,000


Dr. Barry Asmus is a Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis. Dr. Asmus has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. Over the last twenty-five years, Dr. Asmus has spoken to thousands of companies and associations throughout the United States. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee regarding our income tax system and was a featured speaker in a privatizing Social Security conference for Western European leaders. On recent trips to Romania, Albania, China and Peru, Dr. Asmus has encouraged government leaders to pass free-market, low tax, protected property rights and free trade policies.

Dr. Asmus is the author of nine books. His book, Crossroads: The Great American Experiment was nominated for a H.L. Mencken Award. As a Professor of Economics, he was twice voted University Professor of the Year and was honored with the Freedom Foundation Award at Valley Forge for Private Enterprise Education. He co-anchored a syndicated radio called “Perspectives on the Economy.” Dr. Asmus is an effective advocate of free market economics. He is a recognized thinker who delivers his ideas in an enthusiastic and energy filled presentation.


What will the 21st century look like for America? What are America’s biggest challenges and opportunities? Can we retain the fundamental characteristics that have defined America’s greatness? Dr. Asmus describes the three inviolable drivers of a free market economy as well as the three economic freedoms that produce remarkable prosperity.

Dr. Asmus has 25 years experience with research organizations that economically monitor 180 countries for economic freedom and trade. Worldwide markets and sourcing opportunities make for an exciting future. His new 2013 book with Wayne Grudem, The Poverty of Nations, describes sustainable solutions for poor nations seeking growth and a new beginning.

The Stone Age didn’t end for lack of stones and neither will the fossil fuel age end for lack of energy. The economic implications of America’s discovery of the four largest gas fields in the world through vertical and horizontal drilling and fracking are causing many economists to call it the game changer of the century. The U.S. is now the fastest growing energy producer on the planet. Add the positive geopolitical and wealth producing consequences and our economic future has brightened considerably.

As The Affordable Care Act imposes $1 trillion of new taxes and another $716 billion from Medicare, the question is what are we getting in return for all of this? Unfavorable population demographics and skyrocketing health care costs only accentuate policies that expand the demand for care and do nothing to increase supply. Can we avoid a European future? The National Center for Policy Analysis believes we can.

Areas of expertise

  • Economic Outlook
  • Business and the Economy
  • Globalization
  • The Future of Healthcare
  • Futurist
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