My name is Michael Giordano and I am a Chicagoland native with a passion for economics. I graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics. My goals with this site are to explain the study of economics using current events and to promote economic literacy. By engaging in the content provided on this site, I hope people learn critical thinking strategies and develop a better understanding of the cause-effect relationship of events in our society. I also intend to use this site to become a better writer in pursuit of my professional goals; returning to school, getting my Ph.D. in economics, and becoming a university professor. All questions and comments are welcome at TheChicagoEconomist@Gmail.com.