James Dale Davidson is an American investor, entrepreneur, and author. He was born in 1949 in the United States. Davidson is perhaps best known for his work as a financial commentator and investor. He co-founded the investment newsletter, Strategic Investment, in 1984, which became known for its early coverage of emerging technologies and alternative investment strategies. He has also written several books on investing and economic theory, including "The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age" and "The Great Reckoning: Protect Yourself in the Coming Depression." In addition to his work in finance, Davidson has been involved in various entrepreneurial ventures throughout his career. He co-founded the National Taxpayers Union, a nonprofit organization advocating for lower taxes, and has been involved in several technology startups. Davidson's work has been both praised and criticized, with some of his predictions, particularly regarding the economy and financial markets, proving controversial. However, he remains an influential figure in the world of finance and economics, and his writings continue to be widely read and discussed.