"Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise I’ll be free from trouble in this life. In fact, I’m usually either getting out of trouble, currently in trouble, or about to meet trouble around the next corner."...... I hope you'll stick around for my "Lucille Ball/Gracie Allen" adventures. It promises to be a wild ride.
When I first started writing as a kid,
I never dreamed that I would be able to compose an entire book and actually
publish it. The process seemed overwhelming and a massive undertaking, as it
most definitely was. I began the writing process, and I found that I was
writing little excerpts about economics that really interested me. Usually, I
would encounter something in my life and think how economics played a large
role in it. The majority of the time, these things seemed like they were
unconnected to the naked eye. In particular, my interest in economics blossomed
during my college years when I actually started studying it for my degree.
I love economics, and I majored in it during my
undergraduate work at Indiana University. As a student, many of the examples in
my textbooks were irrelevant and made the subject one that many students did
not enjoy. I wanted to change the negative connotations associated with the
topic. I wanted to make it something that people understood and relished
learning about. I want to shed light on economics as a topic for the average
reader. I want them to realize that economics is not just graphs, charts, and
theories. It can be applicable in almost any situation. The theories that I
explain in the book are developed with multiple examples that readers can
relate to. Purchasing gasoline is one of them, and education is another. It is
amazing how economic theory can help to explain both.
I liked the ability to argue my opinions, compile them in a
written publication, and have readers be able to communicate with me via my
website and through reviews. There has been nothing more rewarding than working
for a year to create a publication that people can pick up and read. I like the
idea that someone else can read what I wrote and discuss it with others. I
wanted people to be able to learn from what I wrote, so I took the chance and
created the book.
The book is a unique compilation of examples of pop culture,
history, social media, business, sports, and education all explained through an
economic lens. It uses current market trends and examples that can be
applicable and enjoyable for anyone. It is written in a narrative non-fiction
format so it flows easily and does not read similarly to a textbook. Economics
is part of daily life, and this book challenges readers to question how and why
people make decisions by adding a simple twist on normalcy.
Professional football players, corporate tobacco
advertisers, volatile gasoline prices, and the Cold War all share an
undetected commonality—each is an intrinsic part of economics. Though not
obvious to the naked eye, each entity shares a pattern with the others. This
book helps to shed light on these mutual characteristics. It is an extensive
compilation of theories interpreted using supportive examples.
A person with a professional degree graduates
from high school at age eighteen. At an average of eight years to fully earn
their education, the age they start a professional position is twenty-six. They
must also factor in the debt of $150,000 that will have to be paid back for
their education. If the person works the same number of hours per year and
retires at the same age as a person with less than a high school diploma, the
average lifetime earnings of a person with a professional degree is $3,115,080 after
educational debt repayment. This is a 287 percent lifetime increase for an
eight-year average investment in human capital. If that isn’t a worthwhile
payout, I don’t know what is!
Economics is an enthralling science that
encompasses our actions, thoughts, and emotional rationality every day in the
unconscious. This book dissects economic theory into bite-size, entertaining
snippets that anyone can understand and apply to their daily routines. It is a
compelling depiction of history, business, pop culture, and social movements
intertwined with relevant economic trends. Economics is part of daily life, and
this book challenges readers to question how and why people make decisions by
adding a simple twist on normalcy.