It was probably inevitable that I would become a libertarian. When I was in graduate school, I was a Gramscian Marxist and a Freudian, as was only proper. Now I write software. Now I'm linking to George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen's Marginal Revolution blog. Nice that the guy also writes about art: Markets and Cultural Voices: Liberty vs. Power in the Lives of Mexican Amate Painters. To be honest, most of the libertarians I knew before I got back into software were angry middle-aged engineers, and it was hard not to interpret their convictions as of a piece with their middle-aged guy anger.
Now that I'm rockin' the GMU CS department, maybe I'll meet Cowan.