Before writing 3 books on economics and personal finance, my career involved several roles in the mechanical engineering field. This included mechanical design work on the Darlington nuclear generating station in Ontario, and engineering management for engine systems used in autos all over the world. I have a diploma in engineering technology, a recent honors degree in economics, and an early retirement.
You can decide how much economics is right for you, but I think there should at least be some. I start each of my books by asking a couple of simple questions about a topic that interests me. For example, "Is it true that service sector jobs pay less than other sectors?" The economist's question always follows..... "How much?" With this approach, I try to keep the discussion relevant, direct, and interesting.
My latest book has been published by one of the world's major publishers, so what's next? Many people are concerned about income inequality, so my research now looks at whether or not merit is involved, and how much of a role it plays. My main project will address the causes of national wealth disparity across the world and across the ages.
Architect's Table, Pablo Picasso 1912
City Building, Thomas Hart Benton 1930