Jon Entine

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Jon Entine

"He is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., a columnist for the British-based international magazine Ethical Corporation, and co-founder of E.S.G.Metrics, which advises business and NGOs on Environmental, Social, and Governance issues, including sustainability and executive leadership. Recent clients have included KKR, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, P&G, American Greetings, Monsanto, DHL/Deutsche Post, Fischer Homes, and Pomeroy IT Solutions.

"Jon writes for academic and popular publications around the world and is a frequent television and radio commentator on business issues, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, NPR, and BBC. He has written and edited five books, most recently No Crime But Prejudice: Fischer Homes, the Immigration Fiasco, and Extra-judicial Prosecution (TFG Books, 2009), which focuses on the dangers of over zealous government prosecutors and the threat they pose to American civil liberties.

"Before launching his consulting and writing career, Jon spent 20 years as a network television news producer, winning more than twenty awards including Emmys for specials on the reform movements in China and the Soviet Union. He has produced news magazine programs at ABC News and CBS News, an entertainment special for NBC (on the Miss America Pageant!), and was Tom Brokaw’s long-time producer at NBC News, where he was also the executive in charge of documentaries.

"In 1989, Tom and Jon collaborated to write and produce Black Athletes: Fact and Fiction, named Best International Sports Film of 1989), which led to his best-selling book, Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We are Afraid to Talk About It (Public Affairs, 2000), which was recently reissued. AEI has published two books written and edited by Jon: Pension Fund Politics: The Dangers of Socially Responsible Investing (AEI Press, 2005) on the growing influence of social investing in pension funds and Let Them Eat Precaution: How Politics Is Undermining the Genetic Revolution in Agriculture (AEI Press, 2006), which examines the debate over genetic modification (GMOs), food, and farming. In 2007, Jon published Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People (Grand Central Publishing, 2007), which merges genealogy, genetics, and religion to vividly bring to life a new understanding of Western identity and the shared biblical ancestry of Jews and Christians. It addresses efforts to identify cures for diseases that disproportionately impact specific populations and the social and political tempest that a renewed focus on “race” research is stirring...

"Jon has participated in and organized dozens of public forums on policy issues at the AEI, the Brookings Institution, and the Hudson Institute. He has served as a lecturer at various universities, including Columbia University, the University of Michigan, Arizona State University, New York University, and most recently Miami (Ohio) University, where he was scholar-in-residence. Jon graduated from Trinity College (Hartford) in 1974 with a degree in philosophy and earned a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in Journalism at the University of Michigan in 1980-1982. He was recently named to the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council in Cincinnati, where he resides." [1]

See his critiques of Anita Roddick's Body Shop.

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  1. Biography, Jon Entine, accessed November 13, 2009.

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