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Using "The Merchant of Venice" in Teaching Monetary Economics

Donna M. Kish-Goodling
The Journal of Economic Education
Vol. 29, No. 4 (Autumn, 1998), pp. 330-339
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
DOI: 10.2307/1182923
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1182923
Page Count: 10
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Using "The Merchant of Venice" in Teaching Monetary Economics
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Abstract

The author uses the theme of usury in Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice", and the history of the Christian and Jewish beliefs concerning the charging of interest on loans to crystallize lending practices throughout history.

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