Bio: Michael Goldstein is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a BS in computer science. While becoming acquainted with some of the ideas of libertarianism in middle school, it was not until the middle of high school that the ideas began to take hold when Michael was introduced to the Austrian school in an effort to better understand the economic troubles the United States was and is facing. His newfound interest in praxeology and liberty flourished into years of studying and intellectual development that continues each day. While attending the University of Texas at San Antonio, Michael was a member of Young Americans for Liberty and found himself in nothing less than awe of the incredible size of the student liberty movement. At University of Texas at Austin, he has been a leading role in Libertarian Longhorns, had the chance to attend the 2011 SFL Austin Regional Conference, and even co-founded his own liberty group, the Mises Circle, which focuses on teaching and discussing Austrian economics.
Favorite figures in liberty: Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Lew Rockwell, Frédéric Bastiat, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Doug Casey, Albert Jay Nock
On Students For Liberty: Even simply knowing Students for Liberty exists and that thousands of liberty-minded students can network with each other gives me hope. I could not be prouder to associate with such a group, and I cannot wait to help myself and others find new and better ways to get the message of liberty out to the world.