• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 00:45    |    
    Economic knowledge
    • Best way to learn economics
    • Economics in literature
  • 05:23    |    
    Discoveries about economics and literature
  • 05:59    |    
    William Shakespeare's work
  • Economic metaphores and lenguage in Skakespeare's sonets
  • 07:51    |    
    Charles Dickens' work
  • Economic ideas and concepts in Dicken's work
  • 10:31    |    
    People's interest in economic ideas found in classic literature
    • Coming into liberty and economics through literature
    • Search for people with interest in economics in classical novels
  • 13:03    |    
    Approaching the concerns of classical liberalism
  • 15:04    |    
    Questions, answers and comments section
    • Teachings of literature
    • Misconception of economics as an isolated science
    • Economics as a way of solving problems and making decisions
    • Would it be accurate to say that economics being the study of real life decisions as a defining attitude in Austrian economics?
    • Austrian economics and literature influenced by Karl Marx
    • Popularitiy of Marxist interpretation of literarature
    • Shakespeares's play, the comedy of errors
    • Applying literature arguments to economics
    • Boring approach to economics
    • Pointing out the real stories about entrepreneurship and innovation
    • Real stories taken to novelization and films
    • Economic articles and stories
    • Economics is Necessary, but not sufficient
  • 36:16    |    
    Final credits

Economics is Necessary, but Not Sufficient

New Media  | 10 de octubre de 2014  | Vistas: 18

Sarah Skwire shares why she got interested in economics being an english literature professor, she specifically shares her interest on the references found in classical literature about economic concepts. Also she is involved about what economist had to say regarding economy in literature and analyses the tendency to dismiss writers like Shakespeare only from reading a small portion of their work. Skwire gives plenty of examples in classical literature where you can find economic ideas. The public along with Sarah discuss several topics along the way, such as the misconceptions about economics, Austrian economics and the application of literature arguments to economics.


Sarah Skwire is a fellow at Liberty Fund, Inc. She’s work…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín