If I'm ever teaching introductory economics, I think I might get all of my exams from the internet. I'll print excerpts of blog posts, news articles, and the like, and ask the student to itemize the flaws in the economic reasoning.
My name is Dean Jens. I was born and raised in Iowa, though not consecutively. I have degrees in math, physics, and economics, worked as a computer programmer and pricing credit derivatives, and am working on a Ph.D. dissertation in economics. I have been heavily involved in Sacred Harp singing and contradancing, and have run two marathons. I am married (since 2010) and a father (since 2011).