Yea, I’m going against my oath not to blog political stuff until my Eurotrek reflections and photos are done. So shoot me.
Anyway, who said this?
"At this point, I rationally chose to abandon the Leftist philosophy of
my youth, because it no longer adequately explained how the world
really worked. With my Leftist interpretation of the world now
shattered, I looked around for alternative explanations for making
sense of the world.
"I stumbled into reading Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig
von Mises, Ayn Rand—I read all of them. I said to myself, "Wow, this
all makes sense. This is how the world really works. This is
incredible." Then I became Laissez Faire Books best customer for the
next five years. I think I read every book in their catalog. If any of
you in the audience have written books, I have probably read them."
Would you believe John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market? Read the whole thing.
One less idiot is always a good thing. Come to think of it, while in Europe, I became quite fond and accustomed to the "Euro-breakfasts" served in all the hotels. Pastries, bread, cold cuts, fruit, cereal, yogurts. Stuff like that. I settled in on a small bowl of the good quality granola (with dried fruit and nuts), milk, and a couple of hard-boiled eggs. Stayed with me, and no heartburn, of which I have been a chronic sufferer most of my life. That’s sumthin’, because I’m as hardcore of a bacon-&-eggs-over-easy guy as you’ll ever meet.
But maybe I’ll stop in at Whole Foods tonight, for some granola.
Update: I must confess that I’d only read a portion of the entire (long) speech before I posted the above. Having now proceeded through about a third of it, I’m going to have a lot more to say. There’s a lot to this that resonates in me in ways I’m still trying to work out. Chalk it up to owning and running a business myself, which many libertarians have not had the opportunity of. Definitely more to come. Perhaps a lot more.