I’ve been thinking a lot about economics lately and how important a subject it is.  Then I think of why it didn’t intrigue me at all as a freshman and SCSU when I was taking micro and macro.  The classes went fine overall, but there was absolutely nothing about them that intrigued me at the time.  Now, a great deal of that can be attributed to having a path scoped out for marketing and being rabidly obsessed with learning and becoming proficient in that subject.

The reason was likely teachers.  They didn’t sell it to start the class.  Economics as a subject affects all aspects of our lives and the policies we make in governance should be scrutinized heavily.  These classes are the first opportunity to teach this to young men and women.  Teachers need to sell why it’s important and their choice to dedicate their lives to it as a vocation.  Because it means something!  It means something to them and it should mean something to you.  Not everyone will decide that it’s the bees knees, but it will put an onus on the group to understand and think about it.

Everyone has to sell.  And selling is little more than than relating your passion to another and helping them understand it.  If you aren’t passionate about what you have to sell, get out.

Anyway, it’s high time I studied some economic theory again.  As I get older and must make significant choices regarding housing and vocational direction, the implicit weight of fiscal policy in governance becomes more and more evident.  I truly love living in this age as all it takes is a short trip to Amazon to get started.  Here’s a list of books I’m ordering and would like to read within three months or so:

Economics in One Lesson

What Has Government Done to Our Money?

The Road to Serfdom

The Law

I’m sure there will be some naysayers regarding these titles, as well as some advocates.  The point is to get a relatively unbiased view of economic policy and how it affects us.  I do have The Wealth of Nations, but am yet to read it as it’s incredibly daunting.  Some day.  I’ll continue to update on each as I complete it.