I wanted to send you a quick note of encouragement. This semester I am taking a history of economic thought class here at UNI. We recently were discussing Thorstein Veblen, while researching a paper on him I came across some of your work, specifically The Bourgeois Virtues. I started reading it this week and hope once Christmas break arrives I can dedicate more time to it. From what I have read thus far its amazing. I want you to know you are the ideal intellectual I aspire to be one day. Thank you so much for your courage both academically in challenging mainstream economics to better itself and personally in the struggles you have gone through, its an inspiration to this young economist and many others. God bless and take care!