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Monday, August 19, 2013

The Merchant of Avon: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Economics

Reason is celebrating their 45th anniversary by releasing a story a day from the archives—one for each year of the magazine's history. 

Writing in Reason’s March 1997 issue, Frederick Turn explained what Shakespeare teaches us about economics:
Where poets blaze the trail, economists and business people can follow, usually without knowing who made the path in the first place. In this essay I want to make a large claim, and one that may appear fantastic to those who make a sober living: that Shakespeare can be a wise guide to 21st-century economics.
See the full list here

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