Welcome to the Uneducated Economist, the place where street level thoughts and conversations take place covering all things macroeconomics. I have never taken an economics course, nor was I raised with that being a common topic of discussion. When the great financial crisis hit in 2007, I found myself very confused by the collapse of the economy. What started off as curiosity, grew to a hobby, and has now become an obsession. Studying the economy, the cause and effects of monetary and fiscal policy is difficult to understand - to say the least. As The Uneducated Economist I take complex economic issues and break them down so anyone can understand and have a conversation about.