We used clips from this fun little 1948 cartoon by John Sutherland about a young man with a dream to make soap. It’s a great picture of how entrepreneurs are rewarded for their ideas and hard work, as well as how society is rewarded by the quality goods, competition, and lower prices resulting from entrepreneurs.
We’re using snippets from old films in Economics for Everybody. This one in particular does a quick job of looking at how principles of personal liberty and private property combine with entrepreneurialism to grow the economy. It also shows how government intrusion is one of the biggest obstacles to positive growth. (Source: Prelinger Archive)