Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fairy Tale Economics

Ed Glaeser contemplates what fairy tales can teach children about economics. It turns out that they are not likely interested in economic nuance as opposed to what the authors likely intended.

Anyhow, if you want books where an economic message is tied in more explicitly, go no further than Anno's Magic Seeds. This book teaches the value of saving and compound interest without the need for subtlety.