financial folly

I have been studying hard for my exam in my “Contemporary Problems in Macroeconomics” class (it’s today — eek!), which details the causes and consequences of the most recent U.S. financial crisis. I took the course because I knew absolutely zilch about the crisis and figured it was about time I wrapped my head around things, especially if I wanted to call myself a budding economist. And oh, how much I have learned! I’m almost addicted to the story at this point… I love learning about the entangled matrix of derivatives and how that wove through a fabric of an aging baby boomer populace and increased deregulation. I wish I had more time not to study more for the exam, but to fully appreciate all of the magnificent articles, sound clips, and videos we have read, heard, and watched! We have a lovely long winter break coming up in a few weeks and I already know I’m going to fill mine with all things crisis!

(p.s. Wish me luck?)

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My name is Catherine Elizabeth Ziac (Cat, for short) and I am a senior at Union College in Schenectady, NY. When I'm not studying for my major in economics or my minor in Russian, you can find me skimming through catalogs, playing the flute, fishing, online window shopping, chatting with my sisters (my twin, Julia, studying physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, or my little sister Maddy, currently a senior in high school), or out and about in good old Schenectady with my wonderful Union friends! I love pink nails, long showers, office supplies, and going to the public library. I spend too much time looking at blogs and skimming the WSJ online, but I still believe in the merits of a hand-written letter. I am always in the mood for yogurt and granola and am never without a piece of gum. I usually answer "blue" when asked my favorite color, but I know in my heart that it's always been and always will be garnet!

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