About the Author
Brittany is a senior writer for the Foundation for Economic Education. Additionally, she is a co-host of Beltway Banthas, a podcast that combines Star Wars and politics. Brittany believes that the most effective way to promote individual liberty and free-market economics is by telling timely stories that highlight timeless principles. Her work stands out primarily because it is so diverse and has included everything from reviewing Jay-Z’s latest album through an economic lens to liveblogging each chapter of F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom. In addition to providing regular content to FEE, Stand Together, and the Center for Individualism, Brittany’s work has appeared in Business Insider, Zero Hedge, Newsweek, Real Clear Markets, and Mises Wire.
What inspired you to start writing?
I can't pinpoint a specific experience that inspired me to write. I've been writing down my thoughts in some form or another since I first learned how to hold a pen. I love to tell stories and I love to share my experiences with others. Of all other mediums, writing has always been the one that has given me the most satisfaction and solace.
What are your hobbies / interests?
I have had years and years of vocal training and love to sing and make music. When I am not writing about economics, the free market, or mental health, I write confessional poetry. I am fascinated with underground music scenes, specifically dance music and even more specifically, trance and techno. On the weekends, I can frequently be found dancing until the sun comes up. I love to meditate. I love standup comedy. And I love being with my friends.
Who are your personal heroes?
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Carl Jung, Eckhart Tolle, Sadhguru, Ram Dass
How did you discover the freedom philosophy?
It was a lot of little things that ultimately helped me arrive at the conclusion that only through free markets and individual liberty can civilization thrive and prosper. However, when Ron Paul ran for president, that is when everything finally clicked.
Who are your favorite writers?
Dan Sanchez, Larry Reed, Zora Neale Hurston, Ram Dass, Anne Sexton, Augusten Burroughs, Frédéric Bastiat, Alexander Dumas.