Wednesday, 23 January 2008

the simplicity of economics

this curve represents, in its entirety, why i think economics is superior as a subject as opposed to, say, history. they both deal with how humans behave, but there are no generalisations that are blindingly obvious like the one on the left.

it conveys only one thing. that if a man is offered more money, he will work more only uptil a certain point, after which instead of working, he will opt for 'leisure'.
this just makes so much sense, it had to be framed and put up somewhere, and this was it.

this other one is also economics, and slightly less obvious at first glance, but just as intuitive.

sadly, this was the only one i could find, and it's rather bad

x axis is quantity, y axis is price

because people are asking for a lot, at wp (it looks like), employers are only willing to employ A amount of labour, but because price is so high, there are B amount of people waiting to be employed. since there is obviously an excess, B - A number of people are left unemployed
both these diagrams looked blindingly obvious to me, so i just had to stop and say, 'gosh, thats a really good piece of thinking!'

i think that if i can't write good fiction/poetry anymore, i might as well write about economics. if im really bored (read if im seriously struggling for material, which is extremely likely), i might even write about a game.....
or even about gandhi...........
who knows?

Thursday, 10 January 2008

in rushdie's haroun and the seas of stories, a book i like very much, there is a part, in the middle of the book, just after his mother leaves, where haroun's father can't tell stories anymore. he opens his mouth and all that comes out is 'arkk'.

well, i cant process, either...
i just can't write any more.
why the #^$& is this?
i can't even write bad poetry about how i can't write anything.
i need to do some thing before complete creative breakdown.
my fountain of creativity has not only come across a drought, there is no rain water harvesting that is happening. i can attribute this to, say, the fact that im not reading as much, simply because the volume of books in the house has plummeted. i can attribute this to any number of half million excuses, but it won't make it go away.
so im left with one question.


at least some writing has happened.
my blog isn't dead yet.