You might be an economite if you …
prefer city lights to starry skies in wide open spaces;
agree that a college education is worth going into significant debt;
patronize stores in which the majority of the goods were made in Communist China;
believe that illegal immigrants are needed to ‘do the jobs Americans won’t do’;
forego family time to work to afford more expensive gadgets, clothes, and trips;
are making minimum payments on credit card debt;
subscribe to Forbes magazine;
are bored without modern entertainment like sports teams, video games, social networking sites, reality shows, and iTunes;
think free trade agreements (like NAFTA, CAFTA, and KORUS FTA) benefit our economy;
support politicians who think economic growth is always beneficial to a community;
frequent casinos; or
eat to thrive rather than to survive.
Read the rest of my column, on this topic, here.