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The Literary Book of Economics: Including Readings from Literature and Drama on Economic Concepts, Issues, and Themes / Edition 1
     

The Literary Book of Economics: Including Readings from Literature and Drama on Economic Concepts, Issues, and Themes / Edition 1

by Michael Watts
 

ISBN-10: 1932236023

ISBN-13: 9781932236026

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: ISI Books

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932236026
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Selections Include:
John Milton on the allocation of scarce natural resources
F. Scott Fitzgerald on scarcity and choice
John Dos Passos on entrepreneurship
George Orwell on productivity
Arthur Miller on competition
Alexander Pope on economic incentives
Charles Dickens on externalities
Ayn Rand on freedom of choice
Joseph Heller on supply and demand
Robert Frost on private property.

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