Angry Robot

Just How Do 'Thomas & Friends' Drive Sodor's Economy?

Asking the tough questions.

  <blockquote>        <p>Think about Sir Topham Hatt for a bit. He is a caricature of a robber baron, but he’s not simply an unrestrained successful capitalist in an open and competitive market, a Gates or Carnegie. Rather, he runs everything on the island of Sodor: the railroads, the towns, all other means of transportation, etc. He’s not villainous, exactly; but his tentacles extend over the entire economy of the show. On Sodor, Hatt truly controls all the means of production.</p>   </blockquote>
• May 13, 2015, 9:55 am |