"Today’s political leaders demonstrate their low opinion of the public with every social law they pass. They believe that, if given the right to chose, the citizenry will probably make the wrong choice. Legislators do not think any more in terms of persuading people; they feel the need to force their agenda on the public at the point of a bayonet and the barrel of a gun." ~ Mark Skousen
A fondness of mathematics is from Engineering. Understanding the operation of the Federal Reserve began with MBA. A fondness for solving riddles was tested to reduce the Fed's subterfuge to understandable fundamentals.