Ah, a first post. Difficult to really get this one perfectly bang on but I’ll give it a go. First, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you understand all this stuff you hear about Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIIGS)?
- Did you know what PIIGS stood for before reading the first bullet point?
- Do you know who J.M Keynes is? Have you found yourself throwing his name into conversation and praying there wouldn’t be follow up questions?
- Have you found yourself staring blankly when workmates/friends/family members bring up EU economics?
- Do you know what a ‘bondholder’ really is?
- Have you found yourself saying ‘sure, aren’t the Germans/Lehman Brothers to blame for all this anyway’?
- Have you ever watched an entire documentary on anything remotely economic-y all the way through?
If you’ve answered ‘no’ a wee bit too often to the list above, then well done! Your quest is over and you’ve found your holy grail. This blog snips, slices and dices all that economic-y jargon in all those long winded documentaries, infamous economics books and fabled articles into digestable bite sized knowledgable chunks. You’ll finally be able to show off to your friends and feel confident in what you’re on about! (sounding a bit like an infomerical now). You won’t win a Nobel prize but hey…who wants to be the next President Bartlet anyway?
You’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all busy. This blog aims to cut out the waffle and show you that economics can be easy to understand, pretty to look-at and great to talk about (if you do your homework with the stuff I post here, of course).
All your comments and help with this noble task will be handsomely rewarded (metaphorically).
Best wishes and enjoy folks