All About You: Caleb Trotter

Meet Caleb Trotter. He’s an Oklahoma native who has been in New Orleans since studying at Tulane a few years ago. Caleb studied Finance and Legal Studies in Business. To much surprise, he graduated in the midst of a crazy year for the city, 2006. Since then, he has worked in real estate, financial services, and now banking.

Caleb operates a blog,, which is focused on applying libertarian thinking of liberty and free markets to daily issues in New Orleans. It highlights the development of, “common sense in an uncommon city.” Caleb is¬†looking forward to attending Loyola Law School in the fall to fully put his beliefs he writes about into action.

On another note, he is a huge Texas Rangers fan and follows the team on a daily basis. Follow Caleb and his mission @Nolatarian.

What is the most exciting thing you are working on right now?

I am building an audience for my New Orleans centric libertarian blog, My main goals are to expose government barriers for entrepreneurs and to advocate to break down old, inefficient or corrupt ways of political thinking.

If you wrote a regular column for Silicon Bayou News what would it be about and what would you name it?

It would focus on laws that directly hamper businesses from forming and growing in Louisiana and I would title it “Business, Interrupted”

If you recently moved here, what brought you here?

I went to Tulane for undergrad, graduated in 2006 after Katrina, and have been doing everything possible to stay here and have a positive impact.

If you could win any award in the world, which would you be most proud to possess?

The Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.

If you were stuck on an elevator for two hours, what one person (dead or alive) would you choose to be stuck with?

Peter Thiel

IYO, which institution is most due for disruption?


Tell us about your biggest failure.

Since I’ve only been writing for about 9 months I haven’t really had the opportunity to make a big mistake yet, but generally I’m finding that I haven’t been a squeaky enough wheel. Until I’m able to turn up the volume on some issues I will not be able to really get progress moving.

If you could live in any other time period, which would you choose?

The American and French revolutions.

What are you most excited about happening on the Silicon Bayou that you aren’t directly involved in?

The effort the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition is beginning to put together to lobby for relaxed regulations on food trucks and competition.

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