This class has definitely changed my perspective. I knew about GDP in passing, I had a political point of view on it all, and some personal concepts just from living life.
Now, I understand the systems at work, and the interactions between them a lot better than before. Some of my original beliefs seem a bit naive, others have been reinforced with much better rationale than I had before.
Overall, I enjoyed the class, and even though I kind of resented the book review assignment initially, the book was a great read, and provided a lot of insight into what we do and left me with a lot of curiosity as to why we continue to do them.