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Rumpus Exclusive: “Kristy’s Invisible Hand and Das Baby-Sitters Club Kapital”

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The babysitters inspired me, and Kristy’s entrepreneurial vision seemed plain yet elegant; easy-to-follow, too.

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The Novel of Economics

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Following her essay about the influence of Adam Smith’s economic theories in Jane Austen’s novels, writing at The Atlantic, Shannon Chamberlain gets back to the topic, this time debating what influence fiction had, and in particular the emerging genre of the novel, in Smith’s production: “Perhaps this sense of turmoil, of progress that could still be undone, […]

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Cents and Sensibility

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While readers today might think of Jane Austen novels as the equivalent of 18th century bodice rippers, money, wealth, and economics played a major role both in their creation and in their narrative. Austen wrote as much for financial benefit as for art. Her characters, meanwhile, are as much interested in financial solvency as they […]

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