The Contrarian is a by monthly newsletter started by the Economics Department of
Jesus and Mary College. It was introduced to augment practical application of Economics
in day to day life, for students who wish to dive into it deeper. Macro and Micro are a tad
bit abstract and hence the newsletter treads on issues circulating in the markets, teases
readers with crosswords and also shares fun Did You Know facts.
To view the content please visit:
The editorial board has also started a blog by the same name where it discusses issues with
the audience. Any debate is left incomplete without thorough discussion, exchange of ideas
and also a few heated arguments! The beginner’s issue of the blog discusses the demand of
the citizens of Greece to go Anti-Austerity. Many of you would argue that protracted austerity
has not taken Greece anywhere and has only enfeebled its markets further. It has to constantly
beg before the mighty Germany to provide monetary support. However, the pragmatic economists
would argue that to get back on track, humiliation has to be faced. After all it was the hedonistic
Greek government that led the country to this debacle.
Arguments and discussions are encouraged and corrections are most welcome! The Contrarian
invites you to enlighten with your views and start a debate on any topic that impassions you.