The economics and politics of Thomas the Tank Engine

The Economics and Politics of Thomas the Tank Engine

“Economists do not fully understand the long term drivers of productivity growth. But the lesson of Sodor is this: over investing in a technologically backward, sheltered and protected from competition railway is not the road to prosperity.”

The Dysfunctions of Sodor Railways – Or, why does Sir Topham Hatt still have a job?
Sodor and railroad capitalism  –  a sceptic writes