I'm intrigued by the fact that everyone else is an expert on the economy (& the effectiveness of the free market and such), but as an economics student I have no idea. Sure, I have various prejudices and suspicions, but in actually arguing something, I'd hardly know where to start. What caused the financial crisis - lack of govt regulation or over-regulation?? Many people making bold claims about this don't seem to even be aware that the alternate possibility is being seriously suggested.
I'm the last person to help out here. And I will very soon have a degree in this stuff, more or less.
Welcome, that is, to a place where science is taken seriously, philosophy is dabbled in, economics is sometimes gestured at for the sake of technical completeness; and where God is in control, though sometimes we just don't get it (as surprising as that may seem if you're a rationalist). Where biblical texts are read carefully, the meaning of life is pondered and cliches fall in bunches, like grapes (falling grapes). Where humility, hard work, hospitality and healthy eating are all frequently preached and occasionally practiced.
Hey! If you're reading this you officially have too much time - or you're procrastinating something dreadful. In either case, I suggest you go and read the gospel of Mark! Why not, after all? If you're addicted to the nets, as we're in the 21stC you can even do so online. Or here. Cheers.