Jonathan is a PhD candidate at Auburn University, studying economics. Research interests include history of thought, labor economics, and method. Current research involves the wages fund/subsistence fund, capital theory, and education.
“My one purpose in writing […] is simply to provide a kind of catharsis for my own thoughts. They worry me until they are set forth in words.. This may be a kind of insanity, but at all events it is free of moral purpose” – H.L. Mencken
I think things out by writing things down. It forces me to organize my thoughts and I can tell myself I’m being productive in the process. So, take these posts for what they are: a graduate student’s ramblings on unfinished, unrefined, disorganized thoughts on economics and maybe some other topics.
And if you ask me about something I haven’t written about, you might get a response like this:
Saul Bellow, when asked how he felt about winning the Nobel Prize, said: “I don’t know. I haven’t written about it yet.”
“Econ Off the Shelf” references a couple things: pulling old books off the shelf and buying goods “off the shelf”. The blog will try to connect history of thought with contemporary discussions, and in “off-the-shelf”, ready-to-go-sized pieces.
Permission to reprint is freely granted.