I am a businessman, independent scholar, and writer. I went to college at Harvard, graduating in 1985, and then studied political philosophy with the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. I was fortunate to encounter exceptional teachers at both schools. I later went to work in finance, and started my own firm in 1994. Meanwhile, I continued pursuing other interests, including writing (and reading) fiction, and working on my dissertation. I received my Ph.D. in 2010. I have since taught political theory courses at Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute.

I have written on a variety of subjects for many publications, and have also written much which has not been published, mostly fiction. I decided to bring most of my writings together here.

This is a personal website and is not the place to find information about Hansen Capital Management, Inc. Hansen Capital Management does not maintain its own website, but if you wish for information about the firm, please go to: http://www.iasg.com/groups/group/hansen-capital.

The picture on this website is of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon in the south of France.