Monday, March 2, 2009

Is Economics Really teh New Hotness?

logo_npr_125.gif NPR says economics is the hot new college major. (Click here to listen.)

Of course, students currently taking economics classes must have enrolled in them months ago, long before the front pages of every newspaper and magazine were dominated by "celebrity" economists, which leads me to suspect that the reporter's findings suffer from confirmation bias.

That said, I certainly agree that it's a great time to be studying economics. Then again, maybe it's like the passengers of an airplane in mid-crash studying aerospace engineering.

(Am I equivocating enough to qualify as an economist-in-training?)

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