Holidays help define our culture, but people forget that they are closely connected with economics.
Author Holley Hewitt Ulbrich combines her lifelong fascination with our nation's most special occasions and her love of economics in this fascinating account. You'll learn why Punxsutawney Phil might play a role in economic forecasting; how Valentine's Day could just be an example of heartless capitalism; how Earth Day provides insights about property rights; how Father's Day and Mother's Day helps us understand the history of the American family.
Holidays are about communities, cultures, history, and our relationship with the natural world, and they offer a way to highlight a context in which we make our choices. Since they are scattered throughout the year, they help us explore emerging ideas of behavioral and neo-institutional economics in small, seasonal doses.
Join Ulbrich as she explores what these occasions say about our economic system, our society, and ourselves with Economics Takes a Holiday.
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Lerryn Korda made her first picture book when she was seven it was about a very talented singing cow. As an adult, she studied film at New York University and went on to work in the art department on various TV and film productions in Los Angeles and London. After becoming a mother, she did an MA in Illustration at Kingston University and now teaches and illustrates. Lerryn lives in London.
There is more to life than buying things to fill our home-and more often than not, a full home does not mean a full and happy heart. Mrs. Pinchpenny shares her favorite money saving tips, crafts and recipes for the most popular holidays: Easter, Birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, and the 4th of July. These fun but frivolous holidays can slice through your wallet and your budget if you aren't paying attention. Make your holidays memorable and special with Mrs. Pinchpenny's holiday tips and tricks--not something you remember every time you make a payment on your Visa card.
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