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Crowding Out

by James Tierney

In this scene, cheap inmate labor provided by Shawshank crowds out private investment. The Warden ends up getting bribed to make sure he does not bid on a contract that the private investor needs to have. This can be shown to students to talk about how programs that are meant to help the economy can crowd out private investment. It can also lead into a discussion on corruption and greed.

The Shawshank Redemption -- Crowding Out

This scene from The Shawshank Redemption shows how providing cheap inmate labor can crowd out private investment.

from The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Creator: Castle Rock Entertainment
Distributor: James Tierney -- DVD
Posted by James Tierney