No. The awful truth is that experts in economics often hardly know more than laymen do. Also, just like you and me, they don't have a crystal ball to look into the future with. In fact, this is one of their big flaws, as a lot of economists have deluded themselves into thinking that their theories give them superhuman insight, which is usually bullshit.
If you don't believe me, look up Long Term Capital Management
>>1029384 The takeaway that I've gotten from my economics classes is that it's less about being able to predict, and the fact that you CAN'T predict the future, and that it's more about being able to recognize when you take a loss, and how to avoid it, using tools like cost benefit analysis to figure out the right course of action. But that's just me.
You're better off learning economics from studying the real world economy phenomena and perhaps some theory that is highly applicable. I'm self taught and have learned more economics from just keeping up to date every day with the global economy than to learn how to calculate the GDP of a country. Just learning theory on top of theory isn't going to bring you anywhere, you've got to be smart enough to apply thoughts, not academic. Unless you work for government then yes take economics classes, however IT'S NOT ECONOMICS. Economics is a philosophy, to make people understand phenomena in the economy, by explaining through facts and predictions. Trust me.
As somebody who studied math and econ at a state college, I was jaded that our econ courses never required calc 1. I hated how every time they needed to explain marginal something in my upper division econ classes, they would spend an hour explaining some roundabout way to take the derivative involving secant line approximations and trying to explain what a derivative is without using any calc terms.
2/3 of the class was confused as hell and 1/3 was falling asleep because the whole hour long lecture (received in multiple upper division classes) could be broken down into one sentence to somebody who took calc 1. That is, "just take the derivative".
Tl;Dr: don't study econ unless your school requires calc of its undergrad.
>>1031877 Shut the fuck up faggot, you must be proud of your economcis degree or something. You don't need a fucking degree for economics. Also I studied something that gives you a real skill instead of a shit worthless degree that teaches you nothing applicable. On the side of your regular job you could have economics as a hobby. Unless you want to become an economics teacher or work in the government in which case I'd say, kill yourself because teachers are just lazy fucks that can't produce some real value to the world so they teach useless crap and a government job is a fucking dead end, good luck in life to those faggots.
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