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Welcome to the Half-Assed Economist! I am a Lecturer in Economics at a couple of fine institutions of higher learning. I am a teacher, not an economist! I usually teach things Macro, but occasionally will draw a Micro class or two. I’m trying to get up the nerve to give price theory a go, but I am totally convinced that calculus should be a four letter word!

I am attempting to stay anonymous because I like my jobs and would never want anything I do to reflect badly on my employers. All that being said all of the opinions expressed in this blog are just that – opinions.   And they are mine at that! And guess what, sometimes I’m wrong.

So here is the thing (I say that a lot), I am sick and tired of the fact that economics is a bad word in today’s society. I hate the thought that as teachers of economics, most of us feel the need to make it seem mystical and complicated to make ourselves seem smart.

The fact of the matter is economics can be fun. For almost every difficult subject, there is a way to approach it that makes it easier not harder to understand.  The goal of this blog is to answer YOUR questions, provide explanations that my teenage children could understand and hopefully make economics come alive!

I hope to mix in a little bit of current events, a little text-book stuff and as any of my students will tell you, I will pull out my shoe horn and squeeze in some personal finance too!  Please let me know what you would like to learn about!

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