Here are some brief responses to recent questions from anonymous readers. I may expand my responses one day. 1. “Personal Question! What meaning does your religion (or philosophy) hold for you and how does it impact how you… Read More

Answers about majoring in econ.

I contacted four of my former students regarding the questions in the previous post. Here’s what I sent them: “A few of my students have asked about majoring in economics (what sort of careers are open to them,… Read More

Question about majoring in econ.

An anonymous reader writes: I just wanted to say thank you. You and Mr. ZYXWV really sparked my interest in Economics and now in about a semester I will be done with my AA and start taking my… Read More


From the mailbag: “Why did Mitt Romney lose? I thought President Obama had everything going against him?” President Obama did have a lot going against him– not all of which is directly attributable to him, but this isn’t… Read More

On the People’s Republic of Cheaters.

Some quick thoughts on an email from Noutheteo, who should know this already, being an econ major: “What’s with the whole ‘China is our enemy,’ economically speaking? Could you assess some of the complaints as well as the… Read More

Two weeks out.

From the mailbag: Can you do a post of a break down of the election thus far, because it looks like a possible 2000 repeat (only in regards to the popular vote not winning the Electoral vote)? Also… Read More

About you.

An anonymous reader e-mails: “I want you to write a whole blog post about me. I know it may be tough, but you can do it.” Well, here’s what I can tell you so far: Based on the… Read More

On the referee lockout.

“Danford” writes: Being an Econ man and all I would like to know your opinion on the refs lock out in the NFL. Are the owners being greedy??? Or are the refs asking to much to work 16… Read More

Yet another mailbag post about the Libertarians.

An anonymous reader e-mails this mess o’questions: Predict the future! Ok, well maybe just give us your best guess. Do you see the possibility of a third party becoming president within the next 50 years? Are we stuck… Read More

The jilting of Ron Paul.

An anonymous e-mailer e-mails anonymously: “How much did Romney’s alienation of grassroots and Ron Paul voters at the RNC hurt the GOP’s chances of winning this time around?” Hard to say. If it did hurt the GOP’s chances,… Read More

On the GOP ticket.

An anonymous reader asks: “How do not so Conservative candidates like Romney/Ryan get picked with such huge influences like the Tea Party movement?” How did the GOP end up with a seemingly moderate or weak conservative ticket in… Read More

In-state vs. out-of-state.

An anonymous reader e-mails: “I was accepted into an out of state university and decided to go there this fall. But now I’m having second thoughts. Should I stay in Florida instead? Why did you decide to pick… Read More