I was 16 years old in 2000 when George W. ran on a platform of limited government and humble foreign policy. Of course, this all turned out to be lies. In 2004, not knowing any better, I decided the democrats needed a chance so I changed my allegiance. Then after the 2008 meltdown, my friend linked me some videos of Peter Schiff predicting the collapse. From there I started asking questions and he linked me to Mises, Campaign for Liberty, and Lew Rockwell's website. My first fascination with Libertarianism was economics. I wanted to know more about free markets and how they function; the benefits of commodity-backed money over fiat currency; and how people in an unhampered, free market privately agree to exchanges without government interference.
For the past year, I have been reading introductory books:
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism
The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Great Depression and New Deal
Meltdown by Tom Woods
The Revolution by Ron Paul
End the Fed by Ron Paul
The Case Against the Fed
How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes by Peter Schiff
Currently I'm reading Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. My interests have advanced past general economic theory and into the philosophical principals of libertarianism.
I'm currently employed as a hardware design engineer for a company that produces single-board computers (SBC) used in server applications for the telecom industry. I earned my BS in computer engineering in May 2009 from Mississippi State University.
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