Sunday, November 28, 2010

Charles M. Schulz: Economic Commentator

Friday was the birthday of Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip. I grew up on Peanuts and had several collections of his strips in paper back. His older material was very witty, sometimes biting in its commentary on life, but also generally uplifting. His A Charlie Brown Christmas is rightfully a classic with its straightforward telling of the Christmas narrative by Linus.

On occasion Schulz would write a strip that could be construed as at least tangentially related to an economic issue. In fact, I liked them so much I used five Peanuts strips in my book. One of the funniest is from May of 1987 and can be read by clicking here.


Would that every macroeconomist favoring monetary and fiscal stimulus would read and heed.

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