Monday, March 3, 2008

Robert Frost: Poet Economist

Frost's famous The Road Not Taken is as good an exploration of the economist's idea of opportunity cost as you might wish for. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening touches on the same subject and, for me, is a far more haunting poem. Then there's Mending Wall, an inquiry into whether property rights make for a civilised society - do good fences really make good neighbours? I realise I am not winning Robert Frost any new fans here.
Tim Harford unearths economics in unexpected places, including the poems of Robert Frost (poems) and in 9 other books.
Top 10 undercover economics books by Tim Harford.

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