Jack Nicastro

Jack Nicastro is a fellow with FEE's Henry Hazlitt Project for Educational Journalism. He is a student at Dartmouth College majoring in Economics and minoring in Philosophy. At school, Jack is a senior correspondent for the Dartmouth Review, the president of the Dartmouth Libertarians, and co-chair of the Political Economy Project Student Leadership Council. Outside of school, Jack is a regional coordinator for Students For Liberty.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Jack attended the Bronx High School of Science after experiencing intense leftist pedagogy in middle school. During high school, Jack discovered libertarianism by watching lectures by Milton Friedman, interviews with Ayn Rand, Out of Frame videos, and FreedomToons. By the time Jack arrived at college in 2019, he was eager to join the newly-formed Dartmouth Libertarians and was elected director of programming his freshman year.. 

During the summer of 2020, Jack participated in the American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program. After writing for a boutique skincare firm in Manhattan, Jack interned at the American Institute for Economic Research while continuing to curate and promote virtual events for the Dartmouth Libertarians and the Political Economy Project. 

After returning to Dartmouth in the summer of 2021, Jack intensified his work in the liberty space. As a sophomore research scholar, Jack conducted research on the treatment of markets in communist constitutions that was included in Prof. Henry Clark’s syllabus for the class Markets and their Critics. In the winter, Jack interned with the New Civil Liberties Alliance. In the spring, Jack was promoted to senior correspondent at the Dartmouth Review and regional coordinator for SFL. In the summer of 2022, Jack joined the first cohort of The Fund for American Studies’ Liberty and Learning scholars and took courses in American Political Thought and Economies in Transition at George Mason University. Concurrently, Jack interned at the Competitive Enterprise Institute through the Koch Internship Program and was also awarded funding as a fellow with Free the Facts.

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