On thing I’ve realized since I started working on my economics degree is that when I’m reading and writing about it all day for class, I’m less likely to want to write about it here as well. I think that will change once I get beyond the basics, but that won’t really happen until the fall when I move from required courses to electives. So I decided to do something a bit different.
I went rather quiet for this last month. It was nearly impossible to find good topics to write about that weren’t tied into the presidential campaign, and I was about a sick of the campaign as one can could get. Now that it’s over, I’m happy. I’m sure you can all figure out based on my writing in economics the way that I was hoping things would go. And they did. Now that we’re back to our regularly scheduled issues like the fiscal cliff and Greece’s continued woes, I’ll be back with updates again. Especially since I just got a bit ahead in calculus, which has been commanding a large share of my time over the last 7 weeks.
Well, my Principles of Macro class at OSU has started and our first discussion is on a news story about macro that catches our eye. I went for what I wrote about on Tuesday: Finland and the Eurozone. A classmate went for ZeroHedge’s story that supply limitations and QE3 are going to artificially spike the cost of gas. I can’t exactly say I agree.
Good read in the Economist now about why Finland is suffering from “rescue fatigue.” Finnish objection to eurozone bailouts isn’t as famous as Germany’s and there isn’t a lot of explanation out there as to precisely why the oppose bailouts, joint bond issues, and some other measures.