Jon Forrest Little graduated from the University of New Mexico (Political Science). He attended Georgetown University's Institute for Comparative Political and Economic Systems. Jon and economic anthropologist David Graeber have drawn distinctive inferences about the first minted coins used by Athens during the Peloponnesian Wars. David Graeber would write the book Debt, the First 5,000 years, and Little formulated Precious Metals Warfare Theory. Jon is also the publisher of ThePickaxe.