A New Blog

Hi, world. I decided to start this blog for two reasons: to practice my writing and analysis skills and to participate more fully in the economics blogosphere. Though the blog will be primarily focused on issues relating to economics, my aim is to write in a way that anyone can read and enjoy (no economics degree required). I will do my best to avoid using econ jargon, but when that’s not possible I’ll explain terminology and link to further reading. I plan on using lots of charts, graphs, and data whenever possible to help illustrate my arguments.

With that said, I want to start off this blog with an excerpt from Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY’s speech. That speech is the reason I decided to stop putting off starting this blog. “Time is very precious to me. I don’t know how much I have left, and I have some things that I would like to say. Hopefully, at the end, I’ll have something that will be important to other people too.”

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Please check back on Sunday for the first full-length post. My goal is to publish one post per day from there on.