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For Young College Students, the Case for Economics

Wagner, Gernot

Five years ago, top Harvard College graduates flooded Wall Street. They were small cogs in a race-car engine, except the car was speeding over a cliff. It’s no wonder that today’s graduates are reconsidering their career choices.

They should start with economics.

When most people think about economics, their minds turn to business and finance. But economics goes beyond these fields, and the difference between business and economics goes beyond size. Economics is about a way of thinking.

Published on Washington Post's On Innovation on January 3rd, 2012.

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