I was introduced to Austrain Economics during Ron Paul 's campaign for the Presidency.
I inadvertently, stumbled upon Austrian economics through Ron Paul's as well...best thing that has happened to me in a long time
My older brother was an Austrian before me. He introduced me to the school of thought and mises.org. At first there was a great deal I disagreed with but the fact that there is such a wealth of knowledge here and--more importantly--that it is all free, kept me coming back. I'm a sucker for free stuff.
We were both home (self) schooled through high school and therefore had the time and freedom to pursue schools of thought outside of the mainstream. It is amazing how much time is in a 24-hour day when you don't spend it imprisoned in a government school.
I was first introdused after i heared about von Hayek. First "austrian" book was "The road to serfdrom". The next was: "Denationalization of money". Then Menger (Principles), Mises (Human Action) and about 20 books of Rothbard, Kirzner, Mises, Hayek, De Soto, Hoppe.
There are few austrians in Belarus, austro-libertarians even fewer than austrians. Anarcho-capitalist's in the austrian tradition - perhaps only i am.
I still consider myself an objectivist but by no means a dogmatic one
Isn't that a contradiction in terms? :-P
You certainly have a very rational approach to Objectivism. I stand corrected.