Tumblr delivers me some of the most interesting content I see in my day. Today it delivered an al-Jazeera article that directly hits my biggest fear about pursuing econ. as a career – I don’t want to be an industry pet.
With my calculus and science classes finished, I have the time and energy to turn my focus back towards economics. Some recent pieces on minimum wage in the New York Times opinion pages, as well as some other sites I frequent has me thinking about how inflation affects minimum wage and why a static minimum wage is bad news for workers.
I completely fell apart on publishing this fall. September was pretty hard for me. I was finishing up some challenging work matters and my husband was moving away for work. In fact, he’ll be back for his first visit this upcoming weekend. I can’t wait to see him. But I’ve made big progress on my financial life and wanted to check in. So all the details are below the fold.
Some fast food workers here in Michigan are striking and protesting for a rise in wages. They are demanding $15/hour. I’ve been kind of shocked at the responses I get from my coworkers. Shocked because it violates a central part of my professional beliefs: Economics is NOT a morality play.
In the last week I’ve completely retaken the direction I’m taking my economics degree. Graduate will take an extra year (on part-time) and all my electives have changed since I dropped my Law, Econ. and Policy option. Why did I do it? Read on to find out. Hint: if your familiar with some of my inspiration, you might have an idea where this going.
I am remaking myself for a new field – economics. It’s a rather technical one and my history degree doesn’t quiet leave me equipped for it. So I’m finding I need to do a lot of academic prep. I’m exploring a few ways I’ve found to make it more affordable. It’s a long read but with a lot of affordable alternatives, so skim away.