This week the Ludwig von Mises Institute is holding its annual Mises University. For any who are unfamiliar, the Ludwig von Mises Institute is the heart of the Austrian Economic tradition. Each year they hold Mises U for a select group of student applicants. The week of learning is funded by donations and sponsorships. Thankfully, the Institute allows us all to benefit from the lectures by posting them for free, to the Mises Institute website. I highly recommend you hop over to Mises.org and check out the Mises U lectures that are posted and will continue to be posted throughout the week. Beyond that, check out all of the other invaluable resources available – lectures, videos, free books (often available in ebook formats), classes and so much more. Unless otherwise expressly stated, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.Based on a work at http://www.considerliberty.com.Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
It’s funny how life works. The daily interactions and experiences we have seem trivial at the time but can have profound ramification on our futures. Here I sit, trying to strategize how best to proceed with the writing of this post, the future of this site, my reading list, my son’s education, financial planning, dinner tonight… It’s an unceasing string of seemingly random thoughts that are all interconnected, at least for me. Everything fits into a web and has varying degrees of influence on the other nodes of the web. It was this web that brought me to the political opinions I hold now, which in turn changed my views, or at the least enlightened my views on many other topics. My political journey so far is what I’d like to talk about in this post. I was brought up in a conservative, Republican household. I don’t recall the issue-specific positions my parents took on most things. It was the typical Republican platform, patriotic, lower taxes, anti-gay marriage, pro-life… While I took on many of those view as a child and teenager something about them – something I can’t pinpoint – didn’t agree with me. I missed the age cutoff […]