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  • DuckTales (1987): Multiphonic Duplicator

    economics
    macroeconomics
    inflation
    increase in money supply
    When Hewey, Dewey, and Louie Duck witness Gyro Gearloose's new invention, the Multiphonic Duplicator, they use it to duplicate their money. When Scrooge McDuck learns of the invention, he cautions his nephews not to spend the duplicated money or else they'll decrease the value of the currency. Inflation is further illustrated when the price of goods and services, such as lollipops and bus rides, increases astonomically.

  • DuckTales (1987): Work Smarter, Not Harder

    immigration
    american history
    american dream
    Scrooge McDuck tells the story of how and why he emigrated to America. His parents believed in the American Dream and felt he deserved better, so they encouraged him to earn the money to move overseas. After working smarter, not harder, he earned the money he needed to move in a few months.