Wednesday, March 25, 2009

gut affinity for libertarianism

Does anyone else find themselves drawn to certain people's writing before getting to know them philosophically well enough to know that they agree with you somewhat closely? I don't know if there's a correlation between writing style and economic philosophy, or if I subconsciously notice very subtle things that only people who think like me say, or what. But this keeps happening to me.

I'm referring, by the way, to Scott Sumner, who writes my new favorite econ blog. I don't agree with everything he says but his thought processes and organization and style are fantastic. By which I mean I find myself grinning while reading because I feel like I've encountered a kindred (but much smarter of course) spirit.