The Winner Takes It All (Mamma Mia)

The singer, Donna is singing to her one-time romantic partner.  In singing “The Winner Takes it All”, she is implying that romantic relationships are a zero-sum game, that one person’s gains are another person’s losses.  This is an incorrect view, as consenting relationships must provide benefits to both parties.   Discussion Questions for “The Winner Takes […]

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Money, Money, Money (Mamma Mia)

Donna isn’t happy with her life. She thinks she is working too hard for too little money. (Who isn’t!) And she thinks her life will be better if she could find a wealthy man. There are some interesting economic ideas in this song. One is the idea of the marriage market – as someone who […]

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