How is the movie The Pursuit of Happyness related to economics?

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The movie is related to economics because it shows the stark differences between the protagonist, Chris Gardner, and the financial positions of his workplace competitors and also because it shows the downside of investing in high-risk ventures.

In the movie The Pursuit of Happyness, which is based on a true story, Will Smith, who plays Chris, is a young single father who wants to give his son a better life.

Initially, Chris invests in a medical device and becomes a door-to-door salesman, meeting with a series of doctors to try to sell them the device. However, he does not have the success he had hoped for, and he has invested all his capital and savings in the device. Eventually, without income and with his savings depleted, he loses his apartment, and his wife leaves him.

He interviews for a job at a Wall Street firm and is hired, only to learn that the first step towards having a paid job is to do an unpaid internship. Looking at the other candidates, it is clear that Chris would have a...

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