Founder of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE), located in Bozeman, Montana. Baden and his wife, Prof. Ramona Marotz-Baden, are skiers and cyclists. They manage a productive ranch in the Gallatin Valley of Montana and enjoy active and happy lives.
His career spans writing, teaching, and real estate, in which he has pioneered by creating and using environmental covenants in housing developments. Kaufman is the author of several books, including a memoir, a sci-fi novel about the ethical issues of genomics, and an early critique of the environmental movement, No Turning Back: Dismantling the Fantasies of Environmental Thinking.