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Biography

Joseph Daleiden is a statistician, demographer, economist, public policy analyst and long term corporate planner. He has published papers and books in the fields of economics, sociology, theology, philosophy and finance.

Mr. Daleiden began his career as Manager of Economic and Demographic Studies for Illinois Bell in 1964 where he developed long term projections of population, labor force and economic growth. He developed the first large scale econometric simulation model of a firm as well as models for optimizing labor availability for operator and clerical offices.

In 1978, Mr. Daleiden was loaned by AT&T to the Carter Administration as an economic consultant to the Office of Management and the Budget. He developed a proposal for reorganizing and consolidating the economic functions of the federal government. Joe prepared economic and demographic background papers for urban policy initiatives and was charged with implementing a Presidential Executive Order for assessing the impact of all budgetary and legislative initiatives affecting urban and community areas. He also held seminars for planners from less developed countries on the policies necessary for long term sustainable development.

After returning from Washington, Joe joined the newly created Ameritech Corporation as Director of Corporate Planning and Capital Budgeting. He developed a long term planning process and a methodology for prioritizing capital expenditures.

He left Ameritech in 1993 to write and lecture on philosophy and economics. His books include a theological critique, The Final Superstition; a philosophical treatise, The Science of Ethics; and a comprehensive analysis of today’s socioeconomic polices, The American Dream: Can It Survive the 21st Century? This last work was rated “Highly Recommended” by Future Survey, the book review digest of the World Future Society.

In 1995 Mr. Daleiden became co-founder of the Midwest Coalition to Reform Immigration. The purpose of MCRI was to reduce immigration to levels that would result in the US reaching a sustainable population. http://www.midwestcoalitiontoreduceimmigration.org/ He has written numerous articles and lectured troughout the US to argue the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of stopping America's exponential increase in population.

In 2001 Joe and his wife Peg moved to a rural area near Woodstock, Illinois. Since then he has served on the McHenry County Planning Commission and is a director of the Alliance for Land and Water(ALAW).

He can be reached at JLDaleiden@ameritech.net