by Ted Bauman
The Sovereign Investor
My favorite Greek philosopher, Socrates, famously said that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” That’s probably why, periodically throughout my life, I pause to reflect on my deep distrust and disrespect for authority, especially of the governmental type.
Is it genetic? After all, my father, Bob Bauman, is one of the greatest anti-statist iconoclasts I know.
Is it juvenile? I was a notoriously rebellious child … perhaps I never grew up?
Is it experience? I did suffer tyrannical government firsthand in my South African days.
The answer is probably “all of the above.” All things considered, however, I realize that my attitudes stem fundamentally from empathy.