Who We Are


The Scholars

Michael J. Lotus

Michael J. Lotus is the author of America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come, published by Encounter Books in June 2013. He is the author of Illinois: A Great Future published by The Illinois Opportunity Project in 2014. He is an attorney in Chicago, Illinois, with 20 years of experience practicing in the areas of commercial and construction litigation and plaintiffs-side consumer fraud cases. He is a founder and senior researcher at The America 3.0 Institute. Mike is an approved speaker for the Federalist Society. He is an Associate Specialist in the Department of Economics at University of California—Irvine. Mike is a policy advisor for legal affairs at the Heartland Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He is a fellow of the American Freedom Alliance. He writes as “Lexington Green” for the Chicago Boyz blog, on history, politics, and books. Mike has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

James C. Bennett

James C. Bennett is a writer and entrepreneur. He was co-founder of two private space transportation companies and other technology ventures. He has written extensively on technology, culture, and society. Jim is best known for his writing on the concept of the Anglosphere, the emerging global community of English-speaking peoples. He is the author of The Anglosphere Challenge (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), The Third Anglosphere Century (Heritage Foundation, 2007), a former columnist for United Press International, and has contributed to The New Criterion, National Review, The National Interest, The New Atlantis, National Post, and The Daily Telegraph. He is a founder and senior researcher at The America 3.0 Institute.