Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ginger and Pickles - Beatrix Potter's Guide to the Credit Crunch

Margaret Thatcher apparently said that Beatrix Potter's Ginger and Pickles was the only business book worth reading. It tells the story of the rise and fall of a cat and a dog who run a small shop offering unlimited credit. Inevitably they go bust and Tabitha Twitchett (who never offers credit) is able to raise her prices. That is until eventually Mr. John Dormouse and his daughter began to sell peppermints and candles and Sally Henny Penny opens a shop for which "she has laid in a remarkable assortment of bargains".

Hat tip to Richard Collins at the BBC.

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