Lurker Alert!!!!!

DJ dmccread at MACH1.WLU.CA
Tue Jul 4 05:17:20 MDT 1995

I am reminded when Steve mentioned the fact that lawyers think they can
talk Chemistry without much knowledge in the field of something I learned
as I was going through my program of study.
I was told the following:
When one has taken the first course in economics (survey course) one
thinks you know everything about economics; by the time you get to the
first degree in economics, you realize there is still more to study; by
the time you get your doctorate in economics, you realize how much you
don't know.
I have observed the truth of that statement as I have taught students
over the past 29 years (some of those years as a grad student who was
trying desperately to keep ahead of what my students thought they knew).
Dr. D.J. McCready, Dept. of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5.           Fax: (519) 884-0201
e-mail: dmccread at or dmccread at

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