"Economy is the art of making the most of life." - George Bernard Shaw

I IM'ed my college-freshman son the other afternoon and asked him how classes were going this semester. He cycled through the list, offering the usual evaluations of instructors, work load, relevance, etc. When he came to his economics course, however, the pre-business major opined: “I like the way economists look at the world. I just don't much care for the subject matter of macroeconomics.” It was deja vu for me, having felt the same way when I took macro over 30 years ago. Must be genetic.

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