I somehow love the idea of internationally renowned economists doing the calculations for literary characters' fortunes and putting them in Excel.
Also, show of hands: who else besides me wants to see those Excel tables? Who else wants to see the fortunes of characters in Jane Austen and Balzac and Henry James and Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf all laid out so we can adjust them for standards of living at the time and make graphs of them?
*Of course, we know that nicoleandmaggie love literature, but Paul Krugman? Who knew?