I just discovered a post I wrote in 2006, Why are libertarians poor? It was before I articulated my theory of value transference in March, 2008. But in this early post, it looks like the beginning of my road towards the discovery of value transference. I wrote:
Having real knowledge and skills only gets you so much money. Maybe as much as $200,000/year if you possess some super valuable skill like being a pyschometrician. Becoming filthy rich is mostly about having interpersonal skills and getting along with the crowd.
The main point of the post was to identify the irony of the filthy rich who are the greatest beneficiaries of capitalism are rarely libertarian. Although I didn’t describe the typical libertarian in that old blog post, I will do it here: male, computer programmer or engineer, below average in physical attractiveness, above average IQ. Sadly, some of these people support Ron Paul without realizing that he’s not a true libertarian, but rather a paleo-conservative.