Math is a skill not a talent.
You get better at it by having self-respect and not making excuses, and by having others not accept your BS.
National governments are not that different from school kids. Don’t believe it when someone says they aren’t.
Chops to Scott Adams for this August 17, 2012 Dilbert.
Cross-posted from SUU Macroblog, which is required reading for my macroeconomics classes.