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|Occupation||Information Security Specialist|
|Location||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Introduction||A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.|
|Interests||Reading, writing, travel, camping, hiking, cooking and eating (East Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Italian are my favorites!), brewing, winemaking, computers and software, gardening and small animal husbandry (supplementing the retail food supply in preparation for the hard times ahead of us), firearms collection and marksmanship, baseball, football, soccer, getting together with family and friends for good times.|
|Favorite Movies||The "Matrix" trilogy, "Gangs of New York", "Cold Mountain", "Idiocracy" (and anything else by Mike Judge, one of the most incisive commentators on contemporary America), lots of silents and classics from the "Golden Age of Film" (circa 1930-1960).|
|Favorite Music||Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae - in fact, nearly all kinds of music, depending upon what I'm in the mood for at any given moment.|
|Favorite Books||Fiction: anything by Ambrose Bierce and Ayn Rand Non-fiction: the collective works of Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, and Murray Rothbard, just for starters. Anything from the Mises Institute bookstore is indispensible as well. In addition, "Economics in One Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt is a <I>must-read</I> by anyone who wants to understand economics unhindered by the mental clutter that is the Establishment Keynesian view and that serves to confuse and pervert the minds of the few who are willing to delve into "the Dismal Science."|
You've just inherited a manufacturing plant that specializes in plastics. What are you going to make?
Credit cards (what other kind of "plastic" is there any demand for in this impecunious country?). Of course, I'd demand payment in gold!