“When comic books and economics collide, Ecocomics is Ground Zero. And we have charts.”
No, this isn’t a follow up to the Marvel pricing post I did over the weekend. Ecocomics is a blog that looks at the economic ramifications of comic book plots, covering supernatural disaster insurance and how the Canadian government can afford all that adamantium they keep sticking in their super soldiers.
In a post from today, they detail how newly elected New York mayor J. Jonah Jameson can use the power of economics for evil, against his hated foe Spider-Man. By funneling more money into social programs like job training, Jameson could eventually help reduce crime. If petty crooks could change their life with new job skills, there wouldn’t be a need for Spider-Man! Nefarious!
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