We must admit that It’s a Wonderful Life is a must-see family favorite
for the Christmas season. In today’s episode we decide to have fun in picking out the many financial lessons that can be gleaned from this 1946 award-winning classic.
In This Episode, We Look At:
- The main character’s family business
- The compassionate capitalism demonstrated by the family business
- The Scrooge archetype—Mr. Potter
- What does insolvency mean for a bank?
- What is a “run on the banks”?
- How much have things changed 71 years later?
- Why don’t banks hold onto our money? Where does it go?
- Our lives are worth more than $8,000 (You’ll have to watch the movie to understand the reference).
Resources and Links:
It’s A Wonderful Life, DVD through Amazon
It’s A Wonderful Life, HD Digital Copy through Amazon
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