The Lion is a blog that is primarily a forum of learning. Firstly, it started as an endeavor to self-educate myself on the principles and workings of free market economics. Secondly, it is intended to be a resource for learning and a place for discussion of economics and how it affects our daily lives. My desire is to educate people, particularly young people, on the dynamics, the principles and the truths about free market economics. The tagline of this blog is that “economics is life”. What I mean by this is that our everyday lives are affected by economic decisions that we engage in, often times without even realizing it.
I seek to be non-political because while economics are used by politicians to support their agendas, they often misunderstand and misuse economics theory, and we suffer the consequences. The science of economics is not a political science, but rather a social science that seeks to explain why people make the choices they do, and furthermore attempts to predict future events as related to those choices.
I dedicate this blog to applying logic and reason to everyday life decisions using the principles of free market economics. Furthermore, I want to show how using critical thinking to go beyond the headlines or soundbites in the news, will lead to better decisions based on sound economic theory.
I welcome feedback. I hope that this is a worthy learning experience.