What kind of work do I do?: I work in private wealth management. I help improve trust funds, identify market opportunities, and work with our accountant to find tax loopholes for elites. I HATE these people, and I'm clearly disingenuous because I kiss their butts and do their dirty linens because I'm caught in this weird material system I was born into. Further, I generally try to make a study of the bond and capital/credit markets a pastime (it's great for parties; you can say "I study markets, credit markets and spread allocations" in a snooty, Thurston Howell-ish voice and all the superficial, rich women just swoon!). However, when I need tutoring- which is always- or I just want to hear bright and insightful commentary in that area, I just go to Tyler Durden's "Zero Hedge", and then I plagiarize his material by telling people I came up with it "after hours of working on it". What is my educational background?: Got my bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Should have gotten an engineering degree, but I figured "Why do I need to be a producer - we have enough of those, right?" Nope, wrong! Conned myself into being a service-industry parasite. Do I like your sports team?: Due to spending some time in Pittsburgh, my core programming routines have been invaded and reconfigured such that for all current and subsequent occassions, I will always favor sports teams within the Pittsburgh metro area. What is my economic and political affiliation?: I'm a Political Liberal and an Economic Capitalist (Heterodox). Yes, I know, it's heresy. But there's a number of things I don't believe in that make me a heretic on this board: perfect competition, general equilibrium, or the integrity of the price mechanism. Crazy, huh? What am I doing right now?: Currently, I'm working on graduate school entrance examinations & beginning the application process for law, economics, and public/international affairs programs. Choosing any one thing was always so difficult. What am I REALLY doing right now?: Some superhero type stuff, but I keep that on the D.L.