Matthew J. Summers integrates economic, political, spiritual and self-help philosophies into a unique brand of libertarianism. At the core of Matt’s philosophy are a belief in the fundamental illegitimacy of political authority, a strong commitment to spiritual growth on a personal level, and a belief that good ideas are contagious when people exemplify rather than enforce them. He values critical conversations on fundamental issues and seeks to influence opinion by sharing ideas peacefully, never by being polemic.
Matt dropped out of high school and ran away from home at the age of 15. He spent the subsequent ten years living completely off the grid. He is one of the few members of his early peer group to evade death and prison. He draws from these early experiences to be a beacon to others.
Matt returned to school later in life, earning a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College, Santa Fe and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. He currently works as a behavioral youth counselor with teenagers who suffer from severe behavioral and emotional disorders.
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