The Million Pound Bank Note
Lucy Mangan looks for economic solutions in Mark Twain's short story The Million Pound Bank Note and talks to Bob Swarup and Andrew Sentance.
Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature to see if she can find a solution to Britain's economy. In this witty and enlightening series, she uses her extensive personal library to help economists out.
In this the third programme in the series, she re-reads Mark Twain's short story The Million Pound Bank Note, and talks to Bob Swarup and Andrew Sentance about what literary fiction can contribute to the debate on economic recovery.
Producer: Janet Graves
A Pennine production for BBC Radio 4.