Summary: The Literary Book of Economics is one of the most innovative approaches to economic education and literacy ever published. As empirical research has demonstrated, economics is taught more effectively when integrated into other fields, and is perhaps particularly effective when coupled with the classic literary works of Western culture, which allows great authors to use their erudition to convey economic concepts and topics too often treated only theoretically. Teache
rs and students of literature and economics have much to gain by studying economic topics and concepts in this way. Including helpful commentary from Professor Watts, The Literary Book of Economics is a refreshing treatment of the "dismal science," presenting a cogent explication of free-market theory.
Summary: The Literary Book of Economics is one of the most innovative approaches to economic education and literacy ever published. As empirical research has demonstrated, economics is taught more effectively when integrated into other fields, and is perhaps particularly effective when coupled with the classic literary works of Western culture, which allows great authors to use their erudition to convey economic concepts and topics too often treated only theoretically. Teachers and students of literature and economics have much to gain by studying economic topics and concepts in this way. Including helpful commentary from Professor Watts, The Literary Book of Economics is a refreshing treatment of the "dismal science," presenting a cogent explication of free-market theory. ...show less
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Acknowledgments Introduction: The Inevitable but Uneasy Relationship between Economics and Literature and Drama Comus "The Road Not Taken" "The Grumbling Hive" Wuthering Heights Atlas Shrugged The Book of Merlyn "The Parable of the Water Tank" Doctor Faustus "Mending Wall" The Perfect Storm Ride With Me, Mariah Montana God's Little Acre The Grapes of Wrath Winesburg, Ohio East of Eden Spoon River Anthology Sister Carrie Travels with Charley The Merchant of Venice Epistle III Epistle IV "Prince of Peace" "Tin Lizzie" Catch-22 Banker All My Sons Songs of a Savoyard The Octopus Arcadia Journals East of Eden The Poor-Devil Author Dancing at the Rascal Fair The Perfect Storm The Joy Luck Club The Pearl The Robber Bride Into Thin Air Imitations of Horace Travels with Charley Gargantua and Pantagruel Hard Times Into Thin Air The God of Small Things The Merchant of Venice The Jungle The Cancer Ward Les Miserables Democracy Good As Gold Autobiography The Great Gatsby "Something For Everyone" Into Thin Air The Perfect Storm The Road to Wigan Pier "Song to the Men of England In Dubious Battle God's Little Acre The God of Small Things Travels with Charley Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Dancing at the Rascal Fair Troilus and Cressida Journals The Road to Wigan Pier The Octopus A Moveable Feast Tobacco Road "Harrison Bergeron" Cold Mountain The Black Obelisk Faust "Money" A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Bucking the Sun The Prisoner of Second Avenue "Petition of the Manufacturers of Candles" "A Modest Proposal" "A Hero's Death" Epilogue: Mutual Gains from Exchange between Economics and Literature and Drama, or Mutual Neglect through Academic Protectionism? Appendix A How Economists Have Used Literature and Drama Appendix B How Literary Critics and Historians Have Used Economics Sources
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