Friday, July 20, 2007

Harry Potter, Businessman?

A French intellectual has deconstructed the texts of the Harry Potter phenomenon in search of its deeper meaning.

The result? The world of Harry Potter is a capitalist universe. Depending on your view of business, Harry is either a business superhero or a business super villain. Either way, Harry is more about the Market Order than the Order of the Phoenix.

Only a French intellectual could come up with a conclusion like that with a straight face. Anyone who has read the Harry Potter series knows that they contain no economic morals.

Harry Potter's most important moral is that we should measure success in love, friendship, and courage, not in money.

No comments: