I've been sending off some resumes to colleges today; that's part of the reason for the lack of free ice cream today. The other reason was a pair of stray mouse clicks that twice wiped out a post on Frank McKenna dropping out of the Liberal leadership race. Thus, I failed to inflict the finance/Trek pun of Harper becoming Tobin's Q on an unsuspecting audience.
One of the positions I applied for is at Houston's University of St. Thomas. I only e-mailed my resume and transcripts this afternoon, and got a very nice e-mail back from the department chair. It's a Catholic school, but John Paul II's writing on economics aren't that far from my own; pure capitalism isn't the answer, nor is socialism. Our political economy debates should be on what's the best blend of the two to create the optimal commonweal.
St. Thomas is run by the Basilian Fathers. I know the Jesuits tend to lean to the left in their theology and politics, but I've not a clue on the Basilians. Could the Catholics (or knowledgeable Protestants) out there in the Peanut Gallery give me their $0.02 worth on them or on St. Thomas U?