As an active investor I read a lot of books on economics and investing. What I didn’t expect was to find literary interpretation of an American children’s classic in Ken Fisher’s The Only Three Questions That Count. Investing by Knowing What Others Don’t! Evidently, despite L. Frank Baum’s assertion that it is a story to entertain children, there have been persistent attempts to understand The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as politco-economic allegory. Evidently, there’s been discussion of this at least since the 1930s. Baum was politically active in the 1890s and many read Oz as siding with the silver-based monetary policy against those wanting a gold standard. “Oz” is “ounce of Gold”, the yellow brick road is gold, of course, Dorothy’s powerful shoes (contra MGM’s movie version of the story) were silver. I’ll leave the details to those who want to read more about it.
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