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My Mission Statement
The views expressed in this blog are entirely my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the United States Government.
The beauty of economics is in its humanity. Every day, every single person on this planet contributes to and participates in the systems and processes that economists study. The goal, at the end of the day, of all economic study is to find ways to improve our understanding of those processes and to use that understanding to make improvements in people’s real lives.
I started this blog to express and refine my beliefs about economics in ways that cannot be accomplished in a classroom. The interactions I’ve had on twitter over the last few months have broadened my academic horizons in ways only possible through scattershot exposure to economists around the globe. I hope that this blog can bring another small voice to that constantly-evolving internet roundtable, and I hope that you find that voice worth listening to.
Apricitas is the Latin word for sunshine and sunniness. It’s a name that embodies the ethos of this blog: positivity, optimism, and a commitment to seeking truth through evidence.