Anything You Can Do (Annie Get Your Gun)

In “Anything You Can Do”, Annie Oakley and Frank Butler playfully claim they can outdo each other with increasingly complex tasks. From singing softly to buying cheaply, Annie and Frank assure the other that they can complete the given task(s) best (with the exception of baking a pie). This song connects to the introductory economics […]

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Where You Are (Moana)

In “Where You Are” Chief Tui of the island of Motunui is explaining to his daughter, Moana, how the islanders work and live together. Chief Tui sings: “The village of Motunui is all you need… We share everything we make.” However, the village’s resources are scarce – there are no more fish to be caught […]

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Molasses to Rum (1776 The Musical)

Thanks to J. Brian O’Roark for creating this video and for the description below. The musical 1776 tells of the battle in the Continental Congress over signing the Declaration of Independence. The song Molasses to Rum addresses what the south viewed as the hypocrisy of the north regarding the slave trade. It is fairly safe […]

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Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)

No one does anything like Gaston. He’s the best! (If you doubt it, just ask him!) In this song, we learn about how Gaston is better than anybody else at just about any task. Economists would say that Gaston has an absolute advantage in production – he can do any of the tasks better than […]

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