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Trade With... Aliens?

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Photo: Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman.

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Trade With... Aliens?

Bauman and Klein both pointed to the aliens as some of their favorite parts of the book.

"This is the perfect tool for boning up on economics," Klein said. "It's used in classrooms, but what excites me the most are the normal people who are interested in the book. My seven-year-old son read it and said, 'It's a great book, dad!'"

Below, economist Yoram Bauman explains where the inspiration for trade with aliens came from:

You envision trade with aliens? Really? by PBSNewsHour