I’m Liam and I’m an alum of Dalhousie University. In 2016, I graduated first-class with a degree in poli sci and philosophy, specializing in international relations and political theory.
The following year they awarded me a Master’s degree for writing a dissertation on moral psychology and its relationship with political ideology. I ended up releasing it as a book called The Moral Authority that I can confirm at least four people have actually read.
I also wrote an essay on the philosophy of social science, some of which can be found here, that ended up winning the Doris Boyle Prize for best essay in the field of international relations.
I now live in Toronto, ON where I write words for money/ table scraps. I write commercially about global financial markets, US economy, stock trading, world politics, commodities, and millennial investing. I’m a generalist, avoiding the granular to focus on the big picture stuff.
My interests, somewhat ordered by specificity, are in literature (Irish, Russian, Southern Gothic), film/cinema (Soviet, 60s-80s Hollywood, surrealism), running/ cycling/ lifting/crossfit, international politics/ political philosophy, martial history, diplomacy ft. nukes, the politics of the internet, social/evolutionary psych, morality and (I guess) ethics, mythology, totalitarianism in the 20th c., and extremism in the 21st c.
I also manage a small commercial writing and editing firm called Wordbroker and a nonprofit organization called the Stratas Foundation, which is dedicated to funding mental health research by young Canadian scholars – something else that I care about.
I have one unpublished novel finished and I’m working on a second.
This is a place for me to leave selected writings (drafts: perennially rough) and photographs (jpegs: compressed) and maybe even some vids (shitty).