The failure of MaryPoppinomics: Don Pittis
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The failure of MaryPoppinomics: Don Pittis

In Mary Poppins Returns, Colin Firth plays the evil banker with everything but a twirly moustache. Bankers, prepare to deprogram your children after seeing this movie. (Disney Enterprises) (Warning: This column contains potential spoilers and economics lessons) It’s just shocking that a popular children’s movie should promote such risky behaviour. Even in a movie that is clearly a fun fantasy for children of all ages, some of the antics in Mary Poppins Returns are more dangerous than others and should be discouraged. Riding five on a bike as Mary Poppins and her young charges do is a hazardous activity parents wouldn’t want to see repeated at home. On the other hand, an attempt at real-life imitation would likely come to a quick end after the first try at balancing the ladder on the rear wheel. It’s possible an adventurous child who really hadn’t figured things out would ape the Banks children and dive headfirst into a tub of soapy water. Parents will likely know if they have one like that and supervise carefully. Don’t do this at home Climbing tall buildings on rickety ladders would stop before it started, and when it comes to the precarious horse-drawn chase scene […]

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