Talking Hunger Games economics at Science Goes to the Movies

April 18th, 2016 at 11:39 am

Thanks to the really engaging hosts and great production, this conversation turned out to be a lot more fun and interesting than is often the case, I thought. Give it a look, and make your Hunger-Games-reading tween check it out too!


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One comment in reply to "Talking Hunger Games economics at Science Goes to the Movies"

  1. Raven Onthill says:

    The actual extractive economy that directly influenced Suzanne Collins was Saddam’s Iraq under US sanctions.

    “I was flipping through images of reality television, there were these young people competing for a million dollars … and I saw images of the Iraq War,” Collins said in a video from her publisher, Scholastic. “Two things began to sort of fuse together in a very unsettling way, and there is really the moment when I got the idea for Katniss’ story.” —ABC News interview