I’ve never paid much attention to economics, but I’m starting to.

As is true with my fellow writer Mick Dumke, my first choice of a newspaper section has always been either news or sports; the business section never stood a chance. When I was a kid, I cared a lot more about batting averages than the Dow Jones Industrial Average. My economy-apathy in adulthood no doubt has been a function of the modest compensation in my profession. An absence of investable money is highly correlated with an absence of interest in finance; this is known as lack-of-supply-side economics.