About the Author
David Veksler is the Director of Technology at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has worked as an information systems architect for companies including Match.com, Education First, and Liberty.me.
What inspired you to start writing?
As an economics/political science undergraduate, I participated in the Ayn Rand Institute’s Objectivist Academic Center. Onkar Ghate taught me rigorous thinking and Robert Tracinski edited by cringe-worthy writing. I’ve spent most of my career running websites rather than writing content for them, but I occasionally chime in when all the servers are running smoothly and some intellectual says something dumb.
What are your hobbies / interests?
Who are your personal heroes?
In no particular order: Ayn Rand, Steve Jobs, Robert A Heinlein, Gautama Buddha, Satoshi Nakamoto, Ludwig von Mises, Thomas Jefferson.
How did you discover the freedom philosophy?
It was a combination of taking my first college-level economics class and meeting a libertarian friend in 1999 during the summer before I started my freshman year of college.
Who are your favorite writers?
I am going to arbitrarily limit myself to science-fiction writers because any other category would be too long.
"Favorite" means that I've read the vast majority of their work:
Neal Stephenson, Stanislaw Lem, Vernor Vinge, Ayn Rand, Robert A Heinlein, Greg Egan, Jules Verne.