Hey, I’m Cameron Harwick. This is the part where I’m supposed to tell you that I’m passionate. Instead, I’d like to let my writings stand for themselves.
I live in Raleigh for the present, where I moved after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics. On the blog you’ll find, as the homepage indicates, economics (of an austrian-sympathetic variety) and theology (reformed-evangelical), along with a smattering of political philosophy, culture, and current events. Don’t forget to click on the + sign between them too, for the intersection of those topics. Rather than summarize any further, however, please check through the Best of the Blog section below.
The blog is a way for me to hammer into coherence thoughts that bounce around there in primitive and focused form, and as source material for future writing. Much of what I write may come across as dogmatic, but for the most part that is the sieve through which these ideas are refined and articulated. Though I’d love to convince people of one thing or another, my goal is mainly to consistently systematize the knowledge that’s been passed down and to apply that to the issues we face as a Church and as a society.
Posts are marked with a color, depending on the certainty with which they are written. There are 5 categories:
- Presentable Ideas: Written with complete confidence, which have gone through multiple revisions and are ready to see the world.
- Fully Developed Ideas: Written with full confidence, but without revision.
- Rough Ideas: Written with good confidence, but open to revision later.
- Out on a Limb: Written undogmatically as a mental exercise.
- No Longer Reflective: Written with ideas I no longer hold to in their entirety.
Best of the Blog
If you only read a few of the posts here, make it these:
- The Politics of Monergism: Why social conservatism is soteriologically futile
- God, Authority, and Authoritarianism: Why it’s nonsensical to call God a dictator
- Faith and Activism: How to (and how not to) use scripture in political discourse
- Nature and Sanctification: On Human Nature
- Laws Destroying Lives: The Economics of Trafficking
- The History of Gold and the Future of Bitcoin: Why cryptocurrency is more like gold than paper
- Right and Duty: Why the positive/negative rights distinction is untenable
- Christ As Culture: Conservatism in the American Church
- In What Sense does God Act?: An enquiry into divine praxeology
- Heresy: How to think about theological disagreement
- The Will of God and the Theory of Complex Phenomena: Using Hayek to draw the line between inquiry and profitless speculation
And finally, various facts about myself, in no particular order:
- I play the glockenspiel and some mean fooseball.
- Speaking of the glockenspiel, I have a folk metal band called Epta Astera.
- Martin Luther is a hero of mine.
- The most influential books on my thought have been Human Action and Desiring God. Close seconds are The Fatal Conceit and On the Bondage of the Will.
- I’m a partisan of the Oxford Comma.
- In 2012 I won first place in both the Mont Pelerin Society’s Hayek Essay Contest and the Vernon Smith Prize for the Advancement of Austrian Economics.
- I used to work summers as a camp counselor.
- Akismet has eaten 65,046 spams since it was activated in May 2007.
Anything else you’d like to know, and the contact form is just a click away.