Happy New Year to everyone who stops by The Austrian Economists and Best Wishes for a Joyful and Productive 2007.
For the aspiring economists among you, I hope your studies go well and that you work hard at the craft of becoming an articulate economist both in terms of speaking and writing. Here is a good link from the philosopher Michael Huemer on writing that might prove to be a helpful guide. My favoite line of Huemer's is: "The purpose of (non-fiction) writing is to communicate. It is not to make art or to impress the reader with your sophistication."
On the same topic Deirdre McCloskey gave the following great advice in her work Economical Writing on taking criticisms ---- by definition if a reader says your argument is unclear, it is unclear. Work hard (write, and rewrite, and then rewrite again) to make your point clear to your readers.
The bottom-line, if as an economist you can learn to speak eloquently and write clearly so you can communicate effectively to your audience, and you combine that with a strong work ethic, then 2007 and beyond will indeed by productive and joyful, and the future of Austrian economics will be very bright.