Garet Garrett was an American journalist and author, who is noted for his opposition to the New Deal and U.S. involvement in World War II. His formal education was very slight—only through the third grade—but his independent study took him through all the classics, as shown by the remarkable erudition of his writings. His influence in economics came primarily through a book by the American mathematician/astronomer Simon Newcomb: Principles of Political Economy (1886).
At the age of 20, he left for Chicago and worked as a reporter for the Cleveland Recorder and then later covered politics in Washington, D.C., writing reports on the administration of William McKinley for the Washington Times.
In 1900, he left for New York. He vanished for three years, or, at least, no one seems to know what happened to him.