I am constructing this blog for two main reasons. First, I am fed up with the level of economic and political literacy in this country. I am certain that if we had a citizenry that understood economics better then we would probably not be in the mess that we currently find ourselves. Second, I need to try to save my sanity by getting my mad rants and mumblings out of my head. The mad is a play on words because I might be mad as in crazy but I know for sure that I am mad as in upset. My hope to add clarity and understanding to our current political and economic events.