The conservative majority of the Pignorant Ruminators' Outworn Federation—PROF for short—has been challenging all us amateurs for the past couple of centuries with their aim of making Economics drab. "It is a singular achievement of the economics profession that it has managed to make the study of our daily lives and interactions about as exciting as a maths quiz," says Jessica Irvine in her brilliantly named Zombies, Bananas and Why There are No Economists in Heaven.
Every day, the media brands economists as contemporary versions of soothsayers, albeit with lesser accuracy levels. Hey, at least they're entertaining, An economist can tell you what is going to happen next month and then later explain why it didn't happen. And do they ever agree? If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion.
But studying economics is a different story. It's supposed to be about solving poverty but ends up defining it in a million words. Nataly Grisales, an economics student from Latin America, recently wrote about learning economics on her blog “Before I chose economics a professor mentioned that economics would give me a way to describe and predict human behaviour through mathematical tools. That possibility still seems fantastic to me.”
A lot of students of economics can relate to Nataly. Student discussions on the fun quotient of Economics often turn acrimonious with some calling it a vanity project and questioning its complexities.
But we're here to change that! Our short, fun posts will help you make sense of the world around you and the economics that governs it. Join us on our journey to make econ fun and accessible!
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