About the Author
Michael received his B.A. (2016) from the University of Michigan in history, with a specialization in East Asian history. His thesis, “Reverse Course: The Secret Battle for the Japanese Economy”, focused on the ideological disputes involved in the reconstruction of the Japanese economy after World War II and won the William P. Malm Award for Outstanding Student Writing in Japanese Studies and the Arthur Fondiler Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis. He worked as an intern for the Cato Institute and Libertarianism.org in Fall 2016.
What inspired you to start writing?
Don't know. I've been writing as long as I can remember.
What are your hobbies / interests?
I like weightlifting, running, sports, video games, hiking, and reading.
Who are your personal heroes?
Justin Amash, Frederick Douglass, and Jesus (not necessarily in that order)
How did you discover the freedom philosophy?
As a college student, I was very unsatisfied with the answers I was getting from both the left and right. I went looking for a third option, and I haven't looked back.
Who are your favorite writers?
Friedrich Hayek, Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, Frederic Bastiat, Frederick Douglass, and the authors of the Federalist Papers (John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton)