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Ten Economic Lessons from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
By Robert M. Whaples
This article appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

John Huston’s 1948 film classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre demonstrates a clever grasp of economic principles. Watching it closely uncovers lessons about entrepreneurship, the importance of property rights, the creation of value, and many other topics—but, alas, no “stinkin’ badges.”



Other Independent Review articles by Robert M. Whaples
    Summer 2014   The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future
    Spring 2014   Symposium on Successful Presidential Economic Policies: Introduction
    Spring 2014   Were Andrew Jackson’s Policies “Good for the Economy”?
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Volume 18 Number 3
Winter 2014

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