The Economy in Cartoons

(Tom Cheney, The New Yorker)
(Tom Cheney, The New Yorker)
(Christopher Weyant, The New Yorker)
(Christopher Weyant, The New Yorker)

We page through New Yorker cartoons featuring bankers on ledges, Humpty Dumpty sitting on a Wall Street sign and a father laying off his wife and kids with New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff.

Before he was editor, Mankoff worked as a cartoonist for the New Yorker for 20 years.

He says that "tragedy plus time equals comedy."

Mankoff has compiled the new book "On the Money: The Economy in Cartoons 1925-2009."

(Sam Gross, The New Yorker)
(Sam Gross, The New Yorker)
(P.C. Vey, The New Yorker)
(P.C. Vey, The New Yorker)

This program aired on December 29, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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