A President without a detailed knowledge of economics will almost inevitably make choices that have poor economic results, that is, high unemployment, low productivity, and low standards of living. While much of economics seems like common sense to those involved in the day-to-day workings of the economy on a micro level, those establishing economic policy at the highest levels often lose site of the simplicity of free markets within the political maelstrom of Washington D.C. Only by being well-read in economic theory prior to obtaining public office and continuing to study economics while in office can our President hope to make the right economic decisions when faced with the relentless demands of special interests and self-interested politicians.