Posts Tagged ‘British aristocracy’

  • Downton Abbey Economics

    One Reason to Support the Downton Abbey Law

    Dec 23, 13 • 357 Views • Economic Debates, Economic History, Gender Issues, Government, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Our Monday feminism blog: When the Titanic went down with the Earl of Grantham’s heirs, his daughters Edith, Mary and Sybil came no closer to inheriting Downton Abbey. With primogeniture the law, a male relative, no matter how distant, would be the next

  • British Aristocracy

    Downton Abbey Economics: Upstairs

    Jan 26, 13 • 379 Views • Economic History, Innovation, LaborNo Comments

    When Matthew Crawley, the new son-in-law investor/savior of Downton Abbey is invited to look at the books after handing over his inheritance to keep the financially sinking estate afloat, he discovers egregiously poor management. He also finds out that his