Ernie Productions presents… The Hungry Economics of Witch Killings

The question is this: Why do families suddenly realise that a grandmother whom they had been living with is actually a witch? Indeed, why do such realisations typically hit when food is in short supply? What is the link/similarity between this and the witch trials of renaissance Europe?… Do superstition and discrimination against women explain it all? When we were instructed to make an audio slideshow on the topic of “hunger”, the economics major that…

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