Thoughts of an Amateur Economist

This blog has two purposes. First, to be a vehicle of expression for my opinions. Many of my articles will be about current events and public policy. Please, debate me. The second purpose of this blog is to be an exercise in effective writing, and I welcome comments that point out flaws in my articles.

As the title of this page suggests, I have had very little formal instruction in economics, and am teaching myself with the help of any book/pdf I can get my hands on. I hopefully the quality of this blog will improve along with my understanding of the subject.