Books: a lot. Among fiction writers my favourites include Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Jane Austen, Voltaire, Géza Ottlik, Thackeray, Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Géza Csáth, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie.
In the non-fiction category I like all kinds of books related to history, economics, philosophy. Some of my biggest influences have been Adam Smith, David Hume, Jeremy Bentham, Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Hayek, Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, Ronald Coase and Gary Becker.
Movies: Chariots of Fire, Bridge on the River Kwai, Forrest Gump, Monty Python films
Shows: British comedy, including Monty Python, Yes Minister, Fry and Laurie, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, You Rang M'Lord, Only fools and horses, Porridge.
Others: House, South Park, Family Guy, Friends