Michael Taillard, PhD MBA is a professional economist working as a consultant for government and military agencies, multinational corporations, small businesses, and non-profit organizations; and an adjunct instructor for Central Michigan University.  With a quantitative background in behavioral and financial economics, his real passion is researching unique and unorthodox topics of great significance, including the development of new theories on ending warfare by replacing it with superior tools conflict, transcending labor automation with novel variations on applied growth models, and using stochastic financial analyses for the early diagnosis/treatment efficacy testing of neurological disorders.  Though often described as eccentric, the specialized nature of his work and popularity of his books have garnered global attention.