Ten Economic Lessons from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
By Robert M. Whaples
This article appeared in the Winter 2013/14 issue of The Independent Review.
John Hustons 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 topicsbut, alas, no stinkin badges.
Robert M. Whaples is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Co-Editor of The Independent Review.
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