This isn't right. This isn't even wrong.
I'm going to change my class participation style from gregarious geek to bookish (actually laptopish) bore for my finance class. I'll still ask questions, but I'm going to ask them only at the beginning of class (unless I find a more optimal time), then I'll spend the rest of the time reading. My goal for Finance 521 is to spend time understanding why some of the academic models are broken, and to try to figure out how wrong they are (if possible). I can only hope there'll be a physics geek in my finance class (I've yet to run into a single one at PSU).
Laurence H. Meyer wrote an excellent overview of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).