Chicken or Egg?

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photo credit: adjustafresh tohm Week #7 If there is one behaviour that infuriates me no end from all my lecturers it is the ‘nudge-nudge, wink-wink’ hint dropping as to what is important for exams. I have one clear cut competitive advantage as a mature age/return to studies student. I have had customers. As a result I’m already thinking about customers. … Read More

Caveats and Prejudices

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photo credit: Thoth, God of Knowledge Tohm Curtis Week #6: Caveats and Prejudices This week I’m going to twist a bit of military wisdom: ‘If the map doesn’t match the ground, the ground is wrong.’ It may be entirely the case that there is systemic bias to my criticism of my courses. For example, I can feel that my finance … Read More

WIL Surprisingly Accurate

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photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video Tohm Curtis Week #5 – Diary of Eco Finance student Mid semester break rolls in and Group Assignments begin. Group assignments are one of those marketable nightmares that are the direct result of Work Integrated Learning (WIL). It is one of the many popular ways Higher Education tries to simulate employment to make … Read More

Week #4: Cultural Context

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photo credit: Genista Tohm Curtis Sorry a little long this week, but it’s complicated. An amusing thing happened in today’s lecture, my lecturer apologised. Not to me, but to the student that emailed him in the previous week asking ‘How many decimal places do we need to calculate to?’ By the lecturer’s account he responded ‘We don’t really care, the … Read More

Week #3: ‘Ceterus Parabus’

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Tohm Curtis As per week #1, the assumptions are what make Economics the ‘School of Thumbs’. This week though in a Finance subject we looked at the ‘supply and demand’ model of interest rates. It was a curious exercise in skepticism vs. standardisation. Basically it said, that Money Supply and Money Demand are inversely related to interest rates. The higher … Read More