Story: Economic thought

A view of economists

Economists and economics have long been a target for cartoonists. This 1977 Sid Scales cartoon features ‘Thinkman’, a character who looks suspiciously like Finance Minister and Prime Minister at the time, Robert Muldoon.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-289-012
Cartoon by Sid Scales

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Gary Hawke, 'Economic thought - Wakefield and the economics of colonies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010