Will McBride

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Gender MALE
Industry Student
Location Washington, DC, United States
Introduction I am an economist, or rather political economist, working on my PhD at George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. I've lived in DC since 2000, having moved here from Huntsville, AL, where I grew up. I majored in physics and electrical engineering at The University of the South, in Sewanee, TN and Washington University in St. Louis. This compelled me to work as an engineer for several years, mainly in the defense industry. When I realized I was the only one who found Star Wars boring, I decided to move on. I always liked politics, and have grown to love economics, which has made me hate politics. I should start writing the dissertation sometime this year. It will likely involve religion.
Interests Economics, politics, moral and political philosophy, architecture and urban design, music, travel, cooking, and soccer.
Favorite Movies Sling Blade, Braveheart, Naked, Memento, City of God, Vengo, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Sand Pebbles, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, As Good As It Gets, This is Spinal Tap, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Marva Collins Story
Favorite Music Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, J.J. Cale, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams, The Beatles, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Sting and The Police, Crowded House, Lou Reed, Nick Drake, Cat Stevens, Jonathan Richman, The Meters, Fela Kuti, John Coltrane, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Anita O'Day, Wilco, Phish, Neko Case, Sarah Harmer, Elliot Smith, Chuck Prophet, The Handsome Family
Favorite Books "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs, "Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz, "The Road from Corrain" by Jill Ker Conway, "Why not Me?" by Al Franken, "Eat the Rich" by P.J. O'Rourke, "Calculus of Consent" by James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, "Exchange and Production" by Armen Alchian and William Allen, "The Wealth of Nations" and "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" by Adam Smith

When you hesitate before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, are you being lazy?

I avoid this problem by destroying the alarm clock.