Saturday, January 31, 2009

Economics: it's what I do

Since I'm majoring in Economics here at SPU, I always enjoy listening to real economists and learning from them.  On Wednesday I had the chance to hear Paul Krugman, an economist and columnist for the NY Times, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics last year for some of his theories and predictions on international trade.  He also made predictions about our current economic crisis based on what happened in SE Asia in the late ‘90s.  It was interesting to hear a real economist’s perspective on our situation right now, but also slightly discouraging because pretty much no matter what happens, we’re all in trouble!  Even with the new stimulus (which surprisingly isn’t nearly enough money) our economy will take quite a while to rebound.  If you want to hear from Krugman, check out his Times column.   I am looking forward to reading The Return of Depression Economics, his new book, to learn more about what’s in store for our country…    

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the uplifting post Rachel. jk
    You will have to tell me all about the book once you read it. NOW wake up! Waffles are almost ready!!!!! :)