Does Hollywood Hate Business? - America's Future Foundation

Does Hollywood Hate Business?

October 4, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Manuel's Tavern

602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

What can movies tell us about economics and our society? Join us for drinks and a talk from Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D.

Sam is the author of Contemporary Film and Economics (Routledge 2018), an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction, and director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University.

About Contemporary Film and Economics“Movies do more than entertain. They project important insights, often unintentional, into the way the world works and the values society cares about. Indeed, their stories are often grounded in the real-world experiences of everyday people. As part of this, movies also provide a window into understanding and evaluating economic behavior. Economics is, after all, the study of how scarce resources like labor, capital, and technology are used to improve (or reduce) our welfare. It also helps us to more fully understand the consequences in our lives that result from those choices and decisions. Through exploring a wide range of films from Passengers to Victoria and Abdul, this book delves into economic concepts such as opportunity costs, profit maximization, greed, business ethics, monopoly, economic growth, and entrepreneurship.”