Influential figures

Mike’s Weltanschauung, opinions and views have been shaped by three sets of thoughts: the British economists and moral philosophers (Smith, Mill, Locke et al.), the French Enlightenment philosophers and political scientists (Voltaire, Diderot, Montesquieu et al.), and the Founding Fathers of the United States (Franklin, Jefferson, Washington et al.).

A number of other influential figures have also played a role. Some of them are pictured below, with a major work or pithy comment.