Nathan A. Kreider

Nathan A. Kreider is author of the Misconceptions column for Being Libertarian, and has written for the Austrian Economics Center, the Foundation for Economic Education, and the Liberalists. He also occasionally publishes a blog and video content, including short book reviews, which can be found on his website,

Nathan received his 2nd Degree Black Belt in 2012, and was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician through the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2014. In 2017, he received his Bachelor of Health Science with a minor in psychology in three years from Lock Haven University. While at Lock Haven University, he joined the school’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter. First as Treasurer, and then as chapter President, he worked alongside a libertarian professor and students to bring guest speakers like Bob Murphy, Laurence Vance, Julie Borowski, Jeff Deist, and Walter Block to the Lock Haven campus. In early 2019, he was Head of Publishing and editor for the Liberalists.

Nathan was introduced to the workings of small business at a young age, which he credits as an influence of his support for laissez-faire capitalism. Throughout his childhood, he occasionally did odd jobs for a small family print shop on his maternal side, as well as assisted with flipping houses and landlord maintenance with his father.

While considering himself an Austro-libertarian or classical liberal, Nathan is fond of the individualism of Chodorov and Nock. He believes that the simplest and easiest method of solving the problems of the world is to improve the self, one action at a time.

Nathan currently resides in central Pennsylvania and works for a small hospital. When not at work, he spends a significant amount of time reading, working his way through an ever-increasing pile of unread books.

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