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 writing stand for itself.
I live in Fairfax, where I’m enrolled in the economics program at George Mason University. 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 (you can also click on the + sign between them too, for the intersection of those topics). But rather than summarize any further, I’ll direct you to the Best of the Blog section below.
The blog is a way for me to hammer inchoate thoughts into concrete form. It also serves as source material for future writing. Much of it 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 their state of completion. Most start out in the middle, are demoted as they age, and promoted as I edit them.
- 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 futile on its own terms
- God, Authority, and Authoritarianism: Why it’s nonsensical to think of God as 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 65,310 spams since it was activated in May 2007.
Anything else you’d like to know, and the contact form is just a click away.