Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Collander is an outstanding teacher who wrote an outstanding textbook which I used when teaching Principles of Micro. That's probably part of the reason why so many Middlebury students want to be Econ majors.Middlebury is also renowned for their foreign language programs. In the United States, they are second in stature only to the US Army's Defense Language Institute.People with B.A.'s in Econ seldom work as "economists." It generally takes at least an M.A. to earn that job title. Many go into financial services where they are trained as salesmen (er, financial advisors). Others go to law school.
From my recollection a distant 5-7 years ago, its also a major that's very popular with foreign students. Thus with increasing numbers of students from Asia attending university there will be an increase in enrolement.At the University I was attending it was also possible at one time to transfer all credits in economics over to the school of business's finance department. Hence you had alot of economics majors for a while because you could get credit for two degrees in four or five years. Unfortunately that particular perk was closed a year before I enrolled.Although your employment situation aside Captain, is it really such a bad thing to have more widespread knowledge of economics? A more educated populace with respect to economic issues would certainly be useful especially in an age of governments evidently intent on seeing just how much spending it takes to bring on insolvency.
CaptainWhat is your degree?
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