Paul Christopherson is a contributor to Seeking Alpha. He has been a sell-side equity analyst following chemicals since 1975, first with Kidder, Peabody, then at Bear Stearns. From 1992 to 2008 he headed New Vernon Associates, an institutional equity research firm covering chemicals and pharmaceuticals. He has since been at Gilford Securities. Paul authored the book "Pants On Fire: Cutting through the Biggest Lies of Twenty-first Century American Plutocracy", published in 2010.