About the Author
Richard Morrison is the Senior Editor at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He was previously a program manager at CEI’s Center for Advancing Capitalism, where he coordinated the Center’s outreach to the business community, universities, and other key stakeholders.
Before re-joining CEI in 2014, he was Manager of Communications at the Tax Foundation, where he was also the host and producer of the weekly Tax Policy Podcast. Prior to that he served as CEI’s Director of Media Relations and Director of New Media between 1999 and 2010, during which he hosted the podcast Liberty Week.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Claremont McKenna College.
What inspired you to start writing?
Seeing the things I loved and valued be misunderstood made me want to explain them better.
What are your hobbies / interests?
I frequently jump between hobbies and interests, but often return to Medieval history, business and management, LGBT authors, opera, and home cooking.
Who are your personal heroes?
I suspect most of the people who would have been my heroes were never written about during their lifetimes and are thus unknown today. I like what I've read about Bartolomé de las Casas, William Lloyd Garrison, and St. Maximilian Kolbe.
How did you discover the freedom philosophy?
I received a subscription to Reason magazine when I was in high school, and got me to thinking about politics and society differently.
Who are your favorite writers?
P. G. Wodehouse, Eric Hoffer, Frank Herbert, Tim Carney