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.
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.
A page-turning well-written love story that also teaches an impressive amount of good economics.
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.