Silford Warren

CPA with Broad Public- and Private-Sector Experience

About Silford Warren

Before commencing his career as a certified public accountant (CPA), Silford Warren graduated from York College of Queens, New York, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and anthropology. Silford Warren then attended Alabama’s Troy State University, where he received his master’s degree in accounting and business.

Subsequently, the accounting professional worked as an auditor for the New York State Department of Labor before accepting an auditing position with the Department of Finance. After transitioning to a role with the Internal Revenue Service, he returned to work with New York State, this time with the Department of Workmen’s Compensation. Turning to the private sector, he then performed accounting duties at Prince Accounting, CPA, and later opened his own firm, Warren Associates. Currently, the experienced CPA operates Silford Warren, CPA, PC, as president.

In his free time, the New York City resident remains active through such exercises as jogging and weightlifting. A student of economics, he enjoys such classic works as The Wealth of Nations.

Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations - Compelling Case for a Free Market

Silford Warren is a respected New York City certified public accountant who provides clients a host of bookkeeping, accounting, and tax preparation solutions. An avid reader, Silford Warren considers Scottish moral philosopher and economist Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations one of his favorite books.

Published in 1776, the book presents a political economist’s viewpoint that effectively broadened the public discourse beyond marketplace transactions to include the social and political consequences of such.

Speaking of economics as something that extended beyond a single government policy, Smith countered the prevailing mercantilist spirit of the age, in which foreign trade was considered a zero-sum game that consisted of only winners and losers. Smith also went against the grain of the Christian-based pre-capitalist and industrial notion of a moral economy, or trade that had notions of justice and equity at its foundation. He set out an ideal laissez faire economic system, in which the invisible hand of free-market capitalism, based on competition for scarce resources, played a guiding role.

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