There was always something vaguely boyish about Macgver. Well, not that vaguely. Week to week, he saved the world, or at least a pretty lady, from crazed Russians---who, let's be frank, want nothing less than chaos. He did so using his Victorinox, a chocolate bar, and his first-year chemistry course.
Being a vigilante, however, is probably beyond my capacity. Just yesterday, I almost broke down in tears telling a customer he was being rude. What isn't beyond my capacity, though, is pretending to be the Macgyver of Economics (yes, it deserves a capital).
This blog then, will with the odd reference here and there to my heroic aspirations, address a combination of problems:
- The first are economic problems in the developing world. The editorial perspective here is one of cynicism.
- The second is students' economics. The aim here is to provide links for students to read, and to dispel `simplistic economics' as a tool for analysis.
- The third and final is to introduce economic analysis into areas not normally thought of as economic.