KEEPING UP WITH THE keynesianS: "A society that puts equality before freedom will ACHIEVE neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will ACHIEVE a high degree of both."
John Giokaris has been contributing to PolicyMic since February 2011. Born and raised in Chicago, John graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a double major in Journalism and Political Science and is currently working on his law degree at The John Marshall Law School. John believes in free market principles, private sector solutions, transparency, school choice, constitutionally limited government, and being a good steward of taxpayer dollars. His goals are to empower/create opportunity for citizens to use the tools at their disposal to succeed in America, which does more to grow the middle class and alleviate those in poverty than keeping a permanent underclass dependent on government sustenance indefinitely. Sitting on the Board of Directors for both the center-right Chicago Young Republicans and libertarian America's Future Foundation-Chicago, he is also a member of the free market think tank Illinois Policy Institute's Leadership Coalition team along with other leaders of the Illinois business, political and media communities. John has seven years experience working in writing/publishing, having previously worked at Law Bulletin Publishing, the Tribune Company and Reboot Illinois. His works have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Townhall, Reboot Illinois, Crain's Chicago Business, the Law Bulletin and the RedEye. He's also made appearances on CBS News and PBS.