A page-turning well-written love story that also teaches an impressive amount of good economics.
The Invisible Heart
An Economic Romance
A Washington DC high school teacher argues economics and philosophy with his English-teaching colleague. Topics covered include consumer protection, welfare and charity, outsourcing, paternalism, corporate responsibility, and the role of competition in a modern economy. My second novel, the writing is a little better than the first. It is a romance, but PG at best.
The Invisible Heart should be required reading for every politician and bureaucrat who has lost touch with the romance of what happens outside of Washington, D.C. Sam Gordon is a modern-day hero–impassioned by logic, inspired by free markets, and impelled by love. Russell Roberts has crafted a charming and clever tale sure to captivate readers with an endearing combination of economics and emotion.
Radical economic ideas delivered as marvelously inventive fiction. Business scholar and NPR commentator Roberts…hangs his debut novel on a trick, which of course we can’t give away, but think clever plot twists à la The Sixth Sense…There is actually a love story…but it’s capitalism that charms you breathless.