Given the overall condition of the human race during most of the history of the civilized world, you would think that simply not having bubonic plague would be enough to put most of us in cheerful moods — but, no, we want a hot tub too.

That’s from The First National Bank of Dad, by David Owen, a delightful and short book mostly about teaching your children financial literacy, but about a great deal more too. Russ Roberts interviewed the author in a recent episode of EconTalk.

[Cross-posted at The Incidental Economist]

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Austin Frakt is a health economist and an assistant professor at Boston University's School of Medicine and School of Public Health. He blogs at The Incidental Economist.