First things first, I think everyone has done an outstanding job on his or her presentation. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the various topics (the collective) we chose for our projects, and it’s quite evident each of us has become quite expert in whatever the chosen subject.
The wide variation in topics has been one of the most interesting elements of the presentations for me. It’s a bit astonishing the reach of economics, with everything from gender inequality to space exploration to the popularity of sports studied in just the tiny sample our class — each topic handled deftly and with an unquestionable basis in the science. Doesn’t sound so dismal to me.