Omar Kassem studied economics at the University of Cambridge and holds an MSc and a PhD from SOAS in the field of monetary economics. He has pursued a career in the City of London, Wall Street (CEO Moseley Securities) and the Middle East (CEO Egyptian Cotton Co.). He is currently an adviser and consultant to nascent political parties in Egypt and writes for US current affairs journals. He has spent five years researching and writing a book on the origins of modern mainstream economic theory, its impact on the modern world, and the use of instrumental rationality in social theories. He can be reached through his website.