As I begin to write this first blog port, I have realized that there are so many unknowns. For instance, I am unable to explain what exactly all the things I want to achieve with this blog. Nor do I know who my readers will be, from where they originate, what passions they have, and how they stumbled upon my blog. I do not know how often I will write: I expect that much of my writing will happen on a whim. There are however two things of which I am quite sure:
- The original title of the blog was going to be “The Tragedy of the Commons,” but after some consideration, I found that to be both too long and kind of depressing. (I like to think of myself as being somewhat of an optimist; plus, the whole idea of economic optimization is exciting.)
- I am going to lie to you. This is inescapable; there is far too much information, misinformation, and changing of ideas for me to promise to tell nothing but the truth, even though I will strive to do nothing less.
One last note, or a couple (I free write most of the time and…), I am being brave (perhaps, it’s hubris?) by calling myself an economist, but at the time of writing this I am a month away from entering grad school. Next, the title of the blog comes from economic optimization which deals with the using up scarce resources in most effective way given a set of constraints; I can’t think of a better way to explain exactly what’s going to happen in this blog.
Until I decide to write my first substantive post, ciao.