I'd like extend a hearty welcome to C. August as a new contributor to the Rule of Reason. You may recognize him from his blog, Titanic Deck Chairs. C. lives in the suburbs of Boston and works as web development manager. Prior to going over to the dark side of IT back when the Internet was new, he worked as a scientist at a medical technology company. He has been an Objectivist since his college days in the early 90s, and he tells me that his intellectual interests include history, economics, biology, and helping his two young children develop into happy, rational people.
He says that his main goal in joining the Rule of Reason is to lend his voice in the defense of individual rights and capitalism, from what he sees as their primary ideological enemies; Islamism, Christian fundamentalism, environmentalism, and the crippling pragmatism endemic in modern American politics.
In that light, I could not be happier to have him join the ranks.