In this Let People Prosper (LPP) episode, I tell my story and why institutions matter so much to me and my worldview.
I've realized that I haven't told you about me yet after 27 episodes, so I decided to change that in episode 28. I've been blessed by the grace of God throughout my life to overcome the many trials and tribulations that have come along the way. But through it all, I'm so thankful for my family and friends.
I was born November 12, 1981 to wonderful parents in South Houston, Texas who didn't have much money but had much love to let me prosper as a child. My experiences in private, public, and home schools gave me a different perspective on how institutions matter. My time as a drummer in the band Sindrome in Houston while living the life of a rockstar challenged my future goals. But a major car accident along with prayer helped to change my direction forever to a life of purpose to help others. My tool to do so is economics, which is why as a first generation college graduate I chose to earn my doctorate in economics at Texas Tech University so I can do all I can to learn more about our world to let people prosper.
You can view more of this story with pictures at a previous blog post here. Thank you for watching these episodes and reading my blogs. I am truly honored.
If there's ever anything you'd like for me to discuss, please write me a comment or send me an email. There's much more for us to do to learn more about human action and which institutions can best let people prosper.
Vance Ginn, Ph.D.