|Alma mater||Ludwig von Mises Institute|
Chris Lyspooner, real name Chris V. Snyder, is a Ludwig von Mises Institute alumnus whose posts are widely followed among the libertarian Facebook community. He has almost 5,000 Facebook friends and more than 500 Facebook followers. Reasons commonly cited for his popularity include his perceived knack for crafting questions that stimulate divergent and critical thinking; his frequently posting images and commentary that become memetic for incisively and succinctly exposing anti-libertarian logical inconsistencies; and his good-naturedly humorous tone. The neologism "celebritarian," a portmanteau of "celebrity libertarian," was coined with respect to Lyspooner.
Lyspooner's Facebook name is a portmanteau of "Lysander Spooner." After controversies involving the use of profane and non-politically correct language by several libertarians, Lyspooner remarked, "I want to address the language of libertarians .I want to point out that bad language does not attract ...lol...just kidding".