Unlocking the Deadbolt

Here's to a good time, a good life, and a good death.

Life Influences

In general order of significance:

Readers may note that the vast majority of these individuals are economists or other academics who I have never actually met. However, I have cited the corresponding works that have heavily influenced my way of thinking. Some people mentioned are names of professors who I have taken and had the privilege of knowing semi-personally. This is not an exhaustive list.

1. My Father & Mother

2. Nathan Pace

3. Sovereign Grace Ministries – Kingsway Community Church

4. Personal Good Friend Nathan Pace & Pace Family Relatives

5. Some Extended Family Relatives – Uncles and Aunts and Cousins

6. Banner Christian School – Middle and High School Education

7. Mary Arczinsky – close personal friend

8. Bob Subrick – Economics Courses – Principles of Macro, Institutions, Political Theory

9. F.A. Hayek – Paper on Market as Discovery Process, Road to Serfdom; other works

10. Adam Smith – Wealth of Nations, Theory of Moral Sentiments

11. Jason Brennan – The Ethics of Voting

12. Barkely Rosser Jr. – Economics Courses – Urban, Environmental, and Many Contributions to Complexity Theory; other works

13. Elenor Ostrom – Governing the Commons

14. Yoram Barzell – Economic Analysis of Property Rights

15. Ara Norenzayan – Big Gods

16. David Colander – Complexity and the Art of Public Policy; other works

17. James Buchanan – Afraid to be Free; other works

18. Alan Levinovitz – Religion Course – Principles of Religion

19. Alan Watts – Various Lectures on the Mind, Nature of Consciousness, and Mind over Matter; other works

20. Kyle Butler – personal friend

21. Marcus Bjorkiem – personal friend

22. C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity

23. J.R.R. Tolkien – Lord of the Rings

24. John Locke – State of Nature and Social Contract

25. Thomas Hobbes – Leviathon

26. Peter Bauer – Developmental Economics

27. Laurence R. Iannaccone – Contributions to the Economics of Religion

I would also like to give a special thanks to my grandmother Joy. Although, I only knew her for the first four years of my life, her impression of sacrifice and love has somehow managed to make a lasting impression on me. She died of pancreatic cancer when I was four. People privileged to know her describe her in the most inspiring ways, that I can only hope to one day be as meaningful on the lives of those closest to me in the same way as she was.


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