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Hi, Kevin Carmichael here. I wanted to send a note to thank you for signing up for FP Economy. It’s the product of months of development, and years of thinking about how to write about economics in a way that is neither arcane nor glib.
I would eventually learn that professional scribes take work where they can get it. I ended up at Bloomberg News in Ottawa in the summer of 2000 and have been writing about business and economics ever since. I wrote about the financial crisis and the Great Recession from the Ottawa and Washington bureaus of the Globe and Mail, before leaving to spend a couple of years in India. I joined the Financial Post as National Business Columnist in 2018.
After two decades of constant observation, you start to get a sense of what matters and what doesn’t. You also see things that could be improved.
The economy is all of us, but academics, bank economists, and hipster podcasters own the narrative. Those brainiacs, talking heads, and overeducated journalists are often very good, but their narratives tend to lack the most important element of any story: characters.
We want to correct that market failure. FP Economy will have lots of numbers. There will be charts and graphs and discussions of abstract theory. The tone might even turn glib occasionally. But the newsletter will also feature entrepreneurs, executives, investors, and workers. FP Economy is the real economy. We hope you’ll see yourself reflected in it.
Editor-in-Chief, Financial Post