by Shreyanka Pal, Deputy Editor Have you heard the tale of Icarus? According to Greek mythology, Icarus had been presented with a pair of wings fashioned out of feathers and beeswax, by his father Daedalus, to escape an island. Overwhelmed with the ecstasy of flight and overcome with the feeling of divine power that came [...]
By Jake Scott from the University of Birmingham Our lives are made up of little moments of meaning: from our morning routines to our good-luck charms, we wrap ourselves in a world we construct to feel a degree of control over; but beyond the basic utility of certain practices, we furnish these things with enjoyable [...]
They may be able to make things fly, but are wizards’ magical powers a safeguard against the economics of real life? J.K. Rowling may not have written the Harry Potter series with Economics graduates as her intended audience. However, from Horcruxes to house-elves, and everything else in between, economic concepts such as opportunity costs and [...]
What will you prefer if I give you a choice? Tell me your preference, As I tell you the price. For nothing is free, Everything has a cost. Through the stories of faraway lands, And tales of once upon a time, In the world of fiction, I take you for a glance. To see, to [...]
Fantasy, morals, fun and magic...a children’s story is a memorable combination of all the creative creations of the human mind, twisted and turned to form one incredible story that feeds the imagination of children worldwide. But what if there is more to it than what we see? What if, behind every child’s story is an [...]
Economics has been the silent player in every war fought, both in literature and in the real world.
The world of fiction is gateway for the people to a world they have never been to. But the stories that we read and listen to come from the imagination and experience of the people who have lived in the real world. And the real world can never do without economics. Thus, whatever the fiction world might be, we will always find the essence of economics in it.