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This morning, I open Google Reader and saw this:

Meanwhile, elite schools are reporting that the number of economics majors is exploding. For the 2003–2004 academic year, the number of economics degrees granted by U.S. colleges and universities increased 40 percent from five years previously. Economics is seen by bright undergraduates as the path to a high-paying job on Wall Street or at a major corporation.

I picked econs on a balance of three important criteria – rarity, employability and randomness. Now I only have randomness (competition with loads of other econs graduates would hurt the employability bit).

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