Jim Davies

Biographical Notes

Jim Davies was born in Britain in 1937, and immigrated to the USA in 1978. Since then he has played an active part in public life in Connecticut and New Hampshire, even to the extent of paying taxes, however reluctantly.

On this page is what he looks like; the picture shows a human of the male gender with a thoughtful disposition. It may also suggest he has a sense of whimsical humor - or at least a sense of the absurd, when contemplating pretty well anything to do with government anywhere.

He went to several schools in England, both government and independent, and so knows the difference at first hand. He obtained a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge, in Science, History and Economics, as a member of Trinity College - whose alumni include Sir Isaac Newton and Lord Kelvin, but also Henry VIII the serial wife-killer and Guy Burgess, the Soviet spy; but not, he's relieved to report, Slick Willie. He went to the Other Place.

Half his career was spent working for sales and planning staff in IBM, and the second half in various home-based businesses. He has never worked for government, so has never lived on stolen money; every penny he's earned was paid on the basis of voluntary exchange under an honest contract.

In 1998 he ran for Governor of New Hampshire, as a write-in Libertarian, and obtained at least three votes after publishing a platform truer by far to the freedom ideal than any other on offer.

Since 1962 he has had a remarkably patient and loving wife Kerstin, and two grown children, each also working outside the government industry in other States.

He is a lapsed member of MENSA, and of the Libertarian Party. At a recent NH Convention he resigned in disgust from that affiliate, after its members failed to censure a person who had run on a platform that included a proposal to initiate force by increasing a certain tax.

His central belief is that every human being is the sole owner of his or her own life. That is the message running through all his written articles.

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