I’m a 30-something man from Dallas, Texas. I became obsessed with computers at a young age (anyone remember learning to program in Logo on an Apple IIe?), and have been putting my geeky tendencies to work for Microsoft for the past 10 years. I’m also gay and have Objectivist philosophical leanings.
The point of this blog is to act as a personal archive of my thoughts on any subject of interest to me. That will mostly mean politics, economics, and philosophy, with the occasional foray into other subjects.
Why call it “the gay capitalist”? Because being gay and being a capitalist are often seen as contradictory. A gay man is supposed to adhere to the left end of the traditional left-right political spectrum, and the left is very anti-capitalist. However, I contend that capitalism is the only political system that makes sense for a gay man or anyone else, and that the only reason it is not embraced by gays is that the party that is most accepting of gays is very anti-capitalist. Of course, the ‘right’ is also not very capitalist anymore, so moving to the other end of the left-right spectrum doesn’t fix anything, even ignoring the fact that the right is very anti-gay.
Capitalism needs a new breed of defenders that do not fit into this left-right spectrum, and it should count gays among them.