D. Dowd Muska is a researcher, writer, editor, and
commentator. His focus is the nexus of fiscal policy, economic development, and
Raised on an orchard in the Connecticut River Valley, Dowd
loved liberty from an early age. Growing up in the Era of Reagan, Dowd was
heavily influenced by both the Gipper and a bureaucrat-hating father who seldom
had praise for “public servants.”
At 18, Dowd went off to D.C. to study government at The
George Washington University. A career with the national Republican Party was
the goal, but the more he saw of it, the less Dowd wanted to do with the GOP.
Besides, his neoconnish weltanschauung was giving way to old-school
libertarianism, and by graduation time, Potomac Fever had given way to Potomac
Dowd went westward after D.C., first to New Mexico and then
to Nevada. At 27, he returned to his home state for what was to be a brief stay.
In April 2004, Dowd became an uncle, and spent much of the next decade caring
for his healthy, happy, and off-the-scale-IQ nephew. He returned to New Mexico
at the end of 2014.