Adam Ruins Everything, Except Economics
24 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last revised: 9 Jan 2019
Date Written: February 16, 2018
Adam Ruins Everything is a self-proclaimed “half-hour information comedy show” that appears on truTV. The main goal of the show is to take topics and discuss how they are not as great as one might expect; for example, gift giving. In doing this, Adam Ruins Everything touches on many economics topics that are relevant to introductory-level courses. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the network television show Adam Ruins Everything to aid instructors interested in adopting television clips into the classroom.
Keywords: teaching economics, economics education, classroom media
JEL Classification: A10, A22
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