Over 25 years of experience working as an electric utility, natural gas & oil market analyst and economist. Principal responsibilities include modeling electric utility and natural gas markets across America, supporting decision making for executive capital allocation, business strategy, business development deal analysis and support and analysis for fundamental point of view analysis for trading and operations organizations.
•Transformative Energy & Commodity Macroeconomist responsible for saving Fortune 500 utility, oil, and natural gas companies billions of dollars through “skin in the game” economic and energy market outlooks supporting trading, business development, and corporate strategy. Led and managed corporate point of view on US & global energy commodities.
•Big Data, Economics, and Energy Market Expert modeling global economy for oil, natural gas, and electric utility industries supporting economic and market views. In 2010, predicted the 2014-2016 sustained collapse in global energy/commodity prices. Anticipate that enormous, rapidly growing global public/private debt levels will constrain demand and significantly limit upside growth in energy/commodity prices in the coming decade.
•Industry Thought Leader who crafted the “Pay For” creating a national economic strategy that integrates forward-thinking approaches for simultaneously addressing robust, healthy, and sustainable economic growth broadly enjoyed across US economy while successfully meeting the challenges of Climate Change and excess public/private sector debt elimination.
Carlton was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Attended Case Western Reserve University, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Carlton worked in the energy Industry for over 20 years, working for Electric Utility Companies, Energy Trading and Oil and Natural Gas companies all across America (First Energy, American Electric Power, Texas Utilities, The Williams Company, etc....) Carlton currently lives in Humble, Texas and is Married and with his Gorgeous and Loving Wife, Mary, have raised two wonder children, Carla and Carlton Jr..
Carlton Founded America First - Competitive Market Economic Advocacy LLC (AF-CMEA) in 2014, with the underlying view that the principle problem in the US economy is that it is not economic and it is not moral, precisely because it is not economic and it is not moral. The two are inextricably linked. By definition and in practice an economy that is not moral cannot be economic and an economy that is not economic, cannot be moral. The great moon shot which can be lead by America is to create a US and eventually global economy that is both Economic and Moral - which when implemented creates the conditions and the reality of an economy that is built and sustained to work best for all participants in the economy and creates the best and most sustainable short and long term growth and value added best enjoyed by all.
America First in this context means American Society and the American Economy prioritizing to be who we say we are as described in the Preamble to the constitution of the United States of America, First! Falling in love with who we say we are and being who we say that we are to one another - and building an economy and society that achieves what and who we say that we are as our first priority.
America's lust for, addiction to and moral hazard associated with maintaining, defending and aggressively pursuing, "ITS FREEDOM TO", catastrophically exploit, use and even destroy, by any means possible, "Other Americans", directly (aggressive, deceptive and exploitive behavior) and/or indirectly (ignoring or "SILENTLY" allowing aggressive, deceptive and exploitive behavior) for the explicit arrogant and unapologetic benefit of the "winning" few, is the ultimate fundamental and structural "VIRUS" in America and in Americans, creating a schizophrenic and psychopathic personality in American Society and the US economy, on course to destroy America and the world, for both the rich and poor alike, in the next 3 - 5 years, if the status quo economic policies of either democrats or republicans persists on a going forward basis.
This is precisely why Carlton Buford created the Economic Gospel for the United States of America. Solutions Baby!!!! Economic and Policy Frameworks that drive solutions. We identify the fundamental underlying problem in the US economy and create a National Economic Strategy, Solution, for making the US Economy work best for everyone - IT'S CALLED DOING THE US PREAMBLE - THAT IS THE SOLUTION - AMERICANS BEING WHO WE SAY THAT WE ARE AND BEING WHO WE SAY THAT WE ARE TO EACH OTHER AS OUR FIRST PRIORITY - AMERICA FIRST-COMPETITIVE MARKET ECONOMIC ADVOCACY!!!!!!!!!!
The Economic Gospel for the United States of America is Here to Save America and the World from itself for itself..............TODAY!!!!!!!!!!
The Economic Gospel for the United States of America
America is suffering from a Broken Heart that separates and divides us, making it impossible to achieve a "More Perfect Union" or "Heaven on Earth", on course to destroy our Consumption and Investment Ponzi Scheme Economy - for the Rich and Poor Alike, in the next three to five years if the status quo actions and policies of the last 50 years from the left and the right is allowed to persist over this period.
1. The Broken Heart of the Exploited: Those who have been exploited, abused and deliberately prevented from becoming the best version of themselves possible, precisely so that the greedy exploiters in life, can selfishly hoard excessively more opportunities for themselves. The failures and disappointments in life from not being able to develop and grow into the best possible version of ones self, makes these Americans easily susceptible to taking on addictive cult like allegiance to Half Truth Conspiracy Theories, counting themselves as Helpless Victims - creating or accepting lies and distortions to blame, scape goat, and demonize others - relieving themselves of any responsibility for being proactive about doing the hard, smart and collective work "with others" necessary to create the opportunities that support and level the playing field for themselves and others so that they can grow, develop and become the best version of themselves possible, so that they can competitively compete and win in the market place
2. The Broken Heart of the Exploiters: Those who aggressively and heartlessly exploit others for their own selfish benefit at the direct or indirect expense of others, precisely so that they can receive the catastrophically excessive benefits that accrue directly or indirectly from the selfish and evil exploitation of others. This selfish exploitation becomes addictive, a Moral Hazard over time, that blinds and creates catastrophic arrogant privilege, thoughts and belief's about their superiority and absolute right to exploit because of the cumulative successes and winnings that have been amassed from this behavior - to protect and lock-in this advantage - Broken Hearted Exploiters deliberately shut down and erase any history, truths, commentary, thoughts or analysis that would challenge or declare as unjust or evil - the selfish, destructive and catastrophically exploitive means by which their cumulative success had been achieved. The Exploiter's broken heart is equally a problem and sickness in society that needs healing, especially because society as a whole does not see this as a sickness that needs to be healed, which makes it actually the more urgent sickness requiring healing and cure
America's Economy is economic, moral, true, just and fair creating the strongest, healthiest and most sustainable economic growth and value added possible - working equally best for everyone in the US economy, both now and in the future, driven by American’s unique will & ability to love all other Americans as we love our own new born children
We are our brothers keeper - It's our parent like love, for all other Americans, the same way that we love our own new born children, that commits us to work, invest and play together in ways that ensure that we all simultaneously have the opportunity to be the best possible version of ourselves, both for current and future generations of Americans
Eliminate individual Americans and/or eliminate groups of individual America's "FREEOM TO" lust, lie, cheat, exploit and destroy other Americans or America itself - by "CONVINCING" all Americans to "RETURN TO OUR FIRST LOVE", being who we say that we are (Effectively Being Born Again - Mentally/Emotionally) by treating each other the way we treat our own new born children. Americans demonstrate who we are by doing the US Preamble…..forming a more perfect union…..by loving all other Americans the way we love our own new born children. All Americans actually falling in love with being who we are and actually being who we are to each other - create's the foundation for true synergistic nationwide robust and sustainable organic economic growth and prosperity, broadly enjoyed, and earned by all Americans, fueled by the fundamental underlying unifying principle and strategy that maximizes collective and individual freedom and growth: I cannot be the best version of myself possible, unless we have an economy and society "that creates and maintains provisions for simultaneously, synergistically and most productively ensuring that" all other Americans can also be the best version of themselves possible. America needs leadership that assertively and lovingly demonstrates or "WAKES AMERICA UP TO THE REALITY THAT SHE HAS the ability, will and actual strategy for making the US economy both economic and moral, creating and maintaining an economy and society that actually has the ability and will to ensure that everyone has an equal and great opportunity to be the best version of themselves possible - living and working in a society and economy where everyone is working to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to be the best version of themselves possible is as close to living and working in an environment that is as close to heaven on earth as is humanly possible. This will not happen by itself, rising up automatically by some invisible hand in nature or some invisible hand in the blockchain. We as a people must proactively create and maintain it through democracy with the commitment to implement democracy in a way that we love each other and demonstrate that love by making provisions to ensure that all Americans can develop to be the best version of themselves possible. I am my brothers keeper - It's our parent like love, for all other Americans, the same way that we love our own new born children, that commits us to work, invest and play together in ways that ensure that we all simultaneously have the opportunity to be the best possible version of ourselves, both for current and future generations of Americans”
The Federal government led by the president of the United States, supported by congress and
the Judiciary - harness and uses the full size, scale and diversity of the Americans people, their resources and assets to synergistically correct market failures in the US economy and create a more perfect US economy organically economic and affordable for all consumers and profitable for all suppliers, without the need for excessive public or private sector borrowing to support the purchase/production of highly reliable and high quality products and services that consumers value the most – housing, healthcare, education, transportation, childcare, retirement and investment capital. A superior and more perfect organically economic economy nationwide creates the synergistic and harmonious conditions where all American have an equal opportunity to be the best version of themselves possible precisely because we as a family of united American citizens, work together to make provisions for ensuring that all other Americans, simultaneously, have an equal opportunity to become the best version of themselves possible – America and all Americans returning to our first love, becoming Americans, becoming who we are, forming a more perfect union – Out of Many, One!!! Hallelujah, Amen!!!!!!!! Da Economic Gospel for the United States of America is Here to save America from herself, for herself and the world for current and future generations of Americans.
Strategic Implementation Steps – The Three Strategic Weapons of Light
1. Win Quantum Leap in US Economic Comparative Advantage
2. Win Wealth Creating Consumer Consumption
3. Win US Preamble Focused Education Everywhere
1. Institutionalization of the Economic Gospel for the USA as America’s National Economic Strategy, led by the President of the United States, supported by US Congress and US Judiciary by 2022
2. ICU(I see you) – No Hiding Place – Leadership Love Debate Service is the principle communication strategy used to convince America to Adopt The Economic Gospel for the USA as America’s National Economic Strategy
3. Challenge current economic & financial system by LEADING with SOLUTIONS demonstrably shown to be more attractive and superior than the status quo both now and in the future.
4. LISTEN AND ADAPT, Focus on issues which are national and relevant to all Americans at one time.
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