I have a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in environmental science and (almost) one in politics. I am endlessly fascinated (and frustrated) with our economy and political system, and I’ll admit that I’ve become a little obsessed since the start of campaign season.
I am currently employed in the mortgage due diligence industry, though my interests lean more towards sustainability and renewable energy, economics and policy. Working in that industry has, however, given me a perspective on the sub-prime mortgage crisis and resulting recession, as well as the housing market in general.
In the fall I will be starting graduate school for natural resource and environmental economics. I think econ it provides a unique way of looking at the world that, at least for me, helps me make connections between policy, the economy, and sustainable practices that might otherwise never occur to me.
One of the primary reasons that I created this blog is that writing helps me to learn. It forces me to back up my opinions with fact and helps me solidify my views. If you disagree with any of the claims I make in this blog, please feel free to leave constructive comments to that effect. A healthy dialogue forces me to back up my claims and think about the positions I’ve taken, and discussions with people who hold different viewpoints is a crucial part of my learning process.
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