William Watson: Can journalists be taught economics? We'll find out

I’m off this weekend to the first of three Fraser Institute economics workshops for journalists. We’re now up to three programs a year, each two-and-a-half days long, each for 25 journalists, with two of the sessions in Toronto and one in Vancouver.Together with a couple of colleagues from the United States who are terrific teachers of economics—I wish I’d seen them in action before I started my own teaching career 40 years ago—we try to give the assembled scribes, editors, producers, talkers and tweeters (journalism comes in so many forms these days!) some insight into how we economists see the

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