About Nousonomics

Nous \no͞os\ n common sense.

The field of economics is a lot simpler than politicians, pundits, and even economists try to make it. In fact, for the most part, it’s common sense. But since so many want to overcomplicate the discipline, Nousonomics was designed to re-simplify and explain in plain language the reality of economics and business, and how politics in general relates to them.

In French, Nous means we or us. Understanding economics is not important just because it affects you or me, it affects all of us, everyday, and for future generations to come.



A quick note . . .

To whom it may concern,

Although this site is a compilation of much of my own work, I don’t intend for this site to be about me.  It’s about something greater than me and greater than all of us. Whether for our God, our families, our country, or a combination of all three, we are all encouraged to succeed by an external force that impels us.

The free market is no different.  Contemporary thinkers try to convince us that that capitalism is based on selfishness and greed, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  The more successful a business (or individual) is, the more opportunity it provides to its employees and investors, who provide for their families, save for their retirements, give to their needy neighbors, and then re-introduce capital so that other businesses can grow and succeed, continuing the cycle.  It’s never about just us.

The freedom granted by our economic system has allowed for the development of the most successful, benevolent, and free society the world has ever seen.  That’s something we shouldn’t take lightly.  Nor should we forget that our freedom was derived from God, ushered by the blood, sweat, and tears of our forefathers, and guaranteed and upheld for more than 200 years by a single constitution.

When it comes to our system of economics, it’s much simpler than we all presume.  The disciplines of business and economics really are just common sense. But since human nature compels us to over-analyze and over-complicate I’m making it my business to re-simplify, explain, and give my take on the reality of it all.

What do I know?  Well, probably not a whole lot, but I’ve learned a few lessons from my entrepreneurial successes and failures, a lot more from researching the work of so many others, and probably the most from students and others curiously interested in the “dismal science” of economics.  If there is anything I’ve learned from it all, it’s this: The more I know, the more I realize I don’t know, and the more I know the people I thought knew don’t know either.

There will always be much more to learn.  But no matter how much we know, there are always ways to apply that knowledge for the betterment of our neighborhoods, our country, and the world.  In the end, that is the point of it all.

Soli Deo Gloria. 

Respectfully yours,

Justin Vélez-Hagan

You can find my bio here.

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