Iron Throne

As Winter Arrives, One Group Could Save The Iron Throne From Plunging Further Into Chaos

It seems the incestuous Queen Regent of the Iron Throne knows more about wine and sexually pleasing her brother than she does about economics. Cersei Lannister’s leadership is driving the economy of the Seven Kingdoms toward a fiscal cliff. This will decimate the economies of the Seven Kingdoms. It will also bankrupt House Lannister.

The financial website, Business Insider posted an interesting video about the economics of the Westeros. Westeros is the fictional land in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Business Insider scoured the five books of the series in order to make their economic predictions for the kingdom. The main issue will be Zimbabwe style hyperinflation.

Forbes Magazine Agrees With Business Insider But For Different Reasons

Forbes also jumped on the bandwagon. The economists at Forbes came to the same conclusion as Business Insider. Westeros is heading for a fiscal cliff. The Forbes staff came to the same conclusion as BI. Yet, the Forbes team had a different rationale and a different premise.

Adam Ozimek contends that Westeros will soon see hyperinflation which will then lead to economic chaos for House Lannister because the Iron Throne lacks a central banking system. Ozimek also pointed out monarch, in general, have a terrible track record when it comes to monetary and fiscal policy.

He also surmises that the power structure of Westeros makes it nearly impossible to have a central banking system. There is one group who could create and serve as an effective central bank, The Night Watch.

Would The Night Watch Make For Good Central Bankers For Westeros?

Ozimek explains why The Night Watch would serve as excellent central bankers:

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