Boudreaux Class Autobio
By Bryan Caplan
My boss, Don Boudreaux, has posted his class autobio. As you would expect, the man who rules me and my fellow professors with an iron hand grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth:
I’m the only of my siblings to attend college for more than a semester. That wasn’t my plan. To please my mom, I decided to go to college for one year and chase women. (My chases were futile, alas.) I then planned to marry my high-school sweetheart and work full-time at Avondale Shipyards (where I’d worked in high school during the summers). But I found economics during my second semester of college at Nicholls State University. It blew me away! Never before had I encountered anything intellectually stimulating – and supply-and-demand curves were (and remain) for me analytically sublime.