We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Hayek is my favorite economist. I wish more people could understand why. Economists and economics are the ultimate researchers of human interaction. They explain how and why societies work and what makes one society greater than another. He was probably the best at understanding human nature. Thomas Sowell also resides in the highest ranks of economists. I will miss his wisdom and common sense when he is gone.