The Moneygoround (Sunny Afternoon)

In “The Moneygoround”, The Kinks are singing about how their money keeps getting split up and re-spent before it reaches them. The band, naturally, does not sound happy about this occurring, but we should be happy that this song is a great introduction to the multiplier effect. The amount of final income from a new […]

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Fidelity Fiduciary Bank (Mary Poppins)

Thanks to Brian O’Roark and Dirk Mateer for creating this video. The bankers singing the song Fidelity Fiduciary Bank in the movie version of Mary Poppins provide a perfect example of how lending and saving go hand in hand to facilitate investment. This is a rare song that includes the topic of compound interest and […]

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And the Money Kept Rolling In (Evita)

Eva Peron is loved – in part because of the money she’s giving away. Those who obtain the money she’s giving love Eva Peron – even though it isn’t actually Peron’s money. The money was obtained from taxing others. The themes of this song are relevant today. Is somebody compassionate when they tax some individuals […]

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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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