Bill Chapman, Organizer

  • Occupation: I am a computer programmer for Wall Street.

  • Science Education: I have bachelor's degree in engineering from Caltech, with emphasis on computer science. Between high school and college, my education includes 4 years of physics (including relativity and quantum mechanics), 3 years of chemistry, and lots of calculus.

  • Economics Education: I only took a year of economics in high school and micro economics in college.

    However, when I came to New York in 2005, the first job I took was dealing with mortgage bonds. During the interview, they described how the bonds are cut up into tranches and so forth, and I asked "That's pretty complicated. Do you hire MBA's and teach them to program?" and they answered "No, we hire programmers and teach them finance.". The company gave us classes taught by former traders to teach us finance and economics in general.

    I have also subscribed to The Economist magazine for most of my adult life (I was born in 1960) and I have followed a lot of other financial news in detail.

    For several years I ran a discussion group in Manhattan called "Fans of Capitalism".

    I developed a very astute understanding of how the law of supply and demand works by the time I was 12 years old. When Richard Nixon imposed a wage-price freeze on the economy that year, I thought (with good reason) that it was insane.

  • Politics: Registered Republican. My politics are pretty close to those espoused by National Review magazine, though I disagree with them about climate change.

    When I was in college I was a Libertarian, and was in the Libertarian national HQ on election night 1980.

    I agree with the observation by Michael Schellenberger and Vivek Ramaswarmy that, as people abandon traditional religion, they sometimes elevate secular causes into pseudo-religions, with "sacred cows" and "heretics". I disagree with them about many other things, though.

  • Interest in Climate Change: In 2016 I started studying climate change and came to the conclusion that it was real, but also that the environmental left was not dealing with it very well, and decided to become active to try to inject some sanity into the climate movement in the form of being reasonably technical saavy (many environmentalists, including the leadership, are not only technically ignorant, but also uninterested in becoming technically better-informed) and conservative perspectives.

    Since 2016 I have been reading everything I can get my hands on about climate change, and have travelled to Washington, DC over a half-dozen times to lobby congress for climate action.

    I have spent a lot of time going into conservative spaces on social media and debating with climare skeptics.

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