|Democratic candidate for
U.S. Representative for Illinois, 5th District
April 7, 2009
|Children||Katrina, Sophia, and C.J. Wheelan|
|Residence||Hanover, New Hampshire|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College,
University of Chicago
Charles 'Charlie' J. Wheelan, PhD. (Born 1966) is American economist, speaker, founder of The Centrist Party, the author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science. He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate in the special election for Illinois's 5th congressional district, the seat vacated by Rahm Emanuel.
Journalist and Author
Wheelan graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Alpha Delta fraternity. From 1997 to 2002, he was the Midwest correspondent for The Economist. He has also written for the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Finance.
Wheelan's first book, Naked Economics (2002), is an introduction to economics for lay readers; Naked Statistics (2013) is an introduction to statistics. The Centrist Manifesto (2013) attempts to articulate a centrism that is more than a set of compromises between the political extremes, a perspective Wheelan elsewhere characterizes as radical centrist.
- Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, W. W. Norton, 2002. ISBN 0-393-04982-5
- Revealing Chicago: An Aerial Portrait, Harry N. Abrams, 2005. ISBN 0-8109-5874-0
- Introduction to Public Policy, W. W. Norton, 2010. ISBN 0-393-92665-6
- 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said, W. W. Norton, 2012. ISBN 978-0-393-07431-4
- Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, W. W. Norton, 2013. ISBN 978-0-393-07195-5
- The Centrist Manifesto, W. W. Norton, 2013. ISBN 0-393-34687-0
- Blue Dog Coalition
- Centrism in the U.S.
- Illinois's 5th congressional district
- Illinois's 5th congressional district special election, 2009
- Independent politician
- Libertarian Democrat
- Radical centrism
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