TruthMarket will help encourage greater rationality in public discourse.
Atherton, California (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Today TruthMarket, a division of Truth Seal Corp., announced that noted economist and public policy thought leader, Bruce M. Owen, Ph.D., has joined the TruthMarket™ Board of Advisors. TruthMarket is an online Marketplace for Truth Telling™. It provides ordinary citizens with a platform to “crowd-fund” and execute grass roots campaigns that publicly expose misrepresentations and false political, commercial and science claims, while highlighting true claims and offering cash rewards to successful campaign creators, sponsors and challengers.
Dr. Owen’s career trajectory as a consultant to the World Bank, a consummate researcher and a former Chief Economist of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy reflects his profound commitment to fact-based public policy. He states that "TruthMarket will help encourage greater rationality in public discourse.” Adding that “credible evidence usually is the best means to settle differences of opinion on issues that are clouded by inappropriate instincts and emotions,” Dr. Owen notes that “TruthMarket provides economic incentives to search for and disseminate such evidence."
“We’re very excited that Dr. Owen has agreed to join our Board of Advisors. His disciplined expertise and global perspective on public policy add an astute voice to our growing cadre of reputable experts committed to challenging manipulative speech, false claims and fractured facts,” said Rick Hayes-Roth, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Truth Seal. “Dr. Owen’s books and articles have attracted an informed group of like-minded people supportive of truth in public dialogue. We look forward to having them participate in TruthMarket campaigns.”
“Truth Seal’s Board of Directors has been actively recruiting respected authorities for the Board of Advisors,” stated Mark L. Feldman, Ph.D., board member and investor. “Advisors known for their high integrity will advance and accelerate TruthMarket’s mission to increase truth and trust throughout the information space.” Feldman adds that “over the next few weeks there will be more announcements of public figures joining the TruthMarket Board of Advisors.“
About Bruce M. Owen, Ph.D.
Dr. Bruce M. Owen is the Morris M. Doyle Professor in Public Policy and the Director of the Public Policy Program at Stanford University. He is also the Gordon Cain Senior Fellow in Stanford's Institute for Economic Policy Research. Earlier he was a faculty member in the Schools of Business and Law at Duke University and at Stanford University. Dr. Owen has served as the Chief Economist of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and, earlier, of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy. Later, as co-founder and CEO of Economists Incorporated, Dr. Owen consulted to the World Bank on legal and judicial reform projects, advised the Argentinian government on antitrust law, served as an expert witness in a high profile antitrust and regulatory proceedings and advised government agencies in Mexico, the U.S. and Peru. Dr. Owen is the author or co-author of numerous articles and eight books, including; Television Economics, Economics and Freedom of Expression, The Regulation Game, The Political Economy of Deregulation, Video Economics, Electric Utility Mergers: Principles of Antitrust Analysis, Economics of a Disaster: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and The Internet Challenge to Television.
TruthMarket is a division of Truth Seal, a California Corporation. TruthMarket is designed to be a popular online platform that enables everyone to campaign for truth in public dialogue. The primary objective is to increase truth and trust throughout the public information space – online and offline – by publicly exposing false claims and highlighting true claims. TruthMarket’s ultimate goal is to predispose all public dialogue toward truth telling. Marketplace for Truth Telling, TruthMarket and TruthSeal are trademarks of Truth Seal Corp.
Marketplace for Truth Telling, TruthMarket and TruthSeal are trademarks of Truth Seal Corp.