Frances Woolley: Books for budding economists

Very witty, from Carleton University economist Frances Woolley:

What books should you give your children (nieces, nephews, friends) if you want them to grow up to become economists?

Harry Potter’s magical universe is a Thatcherite’s nightmare with its protectionist restrictions against magic carpet imports and bloated public sector. With a tri-metalic (gold/silver/bronze) currency and no paper money, effective monetary policy is impossible. The economic fundamentals of the wizarding world are basically unsound.

What about some of the classic children’s literature?

Read the rest at: Worthwhile Canadian Initiative: Books for budding economists.

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