Okay, It’s time you knew. I have kept this secret long enough. I have to come clean on this one. You are my friends right? You won’t judge me to harshly.
I mean you put up with my bad spelling, my poor grammar and my rambling thoughts. So I thought I should just tell you.
He likes. . . lectures A LOT! He likes economics as much as he likes lectures. Strangely enough, he likes lectures and economics together. . . at the same time.
He like lectures and economics enough to win a scholarship to study economics in a lecture setting for. . . 12 hour days. . . for a week.
A whole week. 7 days . . . 12 hours a day.
I have tried with this kid, I really have. But, he thrives on lectures and economics. . .at the same time. He tells me, “because I have home schooled him he knows how to think. . .for himself.”
So here we are, I have an economist in the house. Not just any economist, we have an Austrian Economist. Most particularly, I am talking a Ludwig von Mises Institute school of economics economist. AND that’s a mouth full!
I am telling you, Matthew studies and studies and studies this thing. He reads books that are bigger then. . .I don’t know. . .a dictionary about this stuff. He really finds it all very interesting.
He fills me up with the things he has learned. I listen and think. . .could he be right? Does he really know what he’s talking about? and then I hear the things he says on the news about: the way things are going in this great country of ours and what needs to be done and why our government won’t do them.
And I think. . . well, maybe an Economist in the house is not so bad. There are days I get to call him “my son sunshine” because of the gloominess of his tone. “My Son Sunshine” tells me all about why the FED is bad and what really needs to be done in our government. . .to make things work again for all of us and why our government won’t do them.
So, my oldest son, Matthew, the son I home schooled for nine years, won a scholarship to the Ludwig von Mises Institute at Auburn University with an essay that he wrote. The scholarship paid for everything from his food, to his room and board, to the lecture classes that was all about economics. All Matthew had to do was get to Atlanta Georgia the very same weekend Mark got out of the hospital.