Sunday, December 19, 2010

Economics @ Home © Volume 2 Issue 26

Time to Celebrate?!

2010 is the first full year that Economics @ Home has been successfully published pretty much consistently. Except for one minor bump along the way, which I made up for with a special edition double post (Issue 14 and 15), I think the year went pretty well.

For those of you who missed some of the more serious stuff that I talked about, there was a two-part analysis on taxes and expenditure which details how it affects the country at the macro-level as well as how it affects us, as individuals and how we should perceive taxes.

Also there have been countless issues on human behavior and communication. Some of the topics discussed have borderline dwelled on relationship issues but the goal was to explore alternate ways of looking at a particular situation so that we can broaden our perspective (see Issues 4, 7, 8, 11, 13). Sometimes, we forget about the bigger picture and are too focussed on our wants and needs. I even ventured into discussing about why men (or women) have affairs. That is why communication matters in every relationship, whether it is in your career, among friends, or with your loved ones.

Apart from that, I gave some basic analyses on the Malaysian economy and its dire state. There are problems at the macro-level that sometimes we don't see or experience personally, but then this will then trickle down to affect everyone of us as individuals (see Issues 17, 22). Particularly, this story which relates a girl's experience with the Malaysian education system. I have also shared a video about why Singapore is a world leader in mathematics. 

For the most part, Economics @ Home is about applying the right mindset. A lot of times, in our overeagerness to preserve our self-interests, we forget the greater good. There are times when we forget that the world is bigger than ourselves. In our crazy world today, common sense is becoming less and less common. It helps to take some time to stop and stare at what the issues really are before we act. This is what Economics @ Home is about. Sometimes, it really helps to just have the right mindset and attitude (see Issues 6. 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25)

There you go, the briefest of recaps of the year in Economics @ Home for you. That said, I have a special announcement. In view of this special achievement of consistently publishing Economics @ Home for one year, I would like to increase the frequency of the newsletter back to once per week. Furthermore, I would also like to improve the content by adding an investment section to the newsletter. The new investment section may deal with simple or intermediate investment concepts and from time and again, include stock analysis of public listed companies that are possibly worth investing in.

Because of this, I may have to change the name of the newsletter, but continue with Volume 3 starting from the first week of 2011. I am also working on a new layout and labels to facilitate easier search. Until then, Merry Christmas to all readers and Happy New Year!


  1. I am looking forward to your tips! :)

  2. Good work! Keep it up. Looking forward to the new volume of your newsletter.