My interest in the economy is more political than from an investors stand point. We all live and work in the same enviorment, the stock market effects everyone in some way. My occupation is Architecture and the ecomomy has not been kind to us of late. I like Seeking Alpha because it helps me in several ways, I like reading the articles and comments but most of all I writing comments because it helps my writing skills. Also, responding to comments by Republicans is so much fun.