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Learn thrilling political lessons in these 20 beautifully illustrated fables for all ages, in a bilingual edition: English + Spanish
Learn thrilling political lessons in these 20 beautifully illustrated fables for all ages, in a bilingual edition: English + Spanish
Learn thrilling political lessons in these 20 beautifully illustrated fables for all ages, in a bilingual edition: English + Spanish
136 backers pledged MX$ 89,540 to help bring this project to life.

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Would you like to learn some of the most important economic and political theorems through short illustrated fables? Would you like your children or your students to do so? If you said yes, this project is for you!

¿Te gustaría aprender algunos de los teoremas más importantes económicos y políticos a través de fábulas breves e ilustradas? ¿Te gustaría que tus hijos o tus estudiantes lo hicieran? Si has dicho que sí, ¡este proyecto es para ti!

The goal of this project is to fund the publication of an illustrated book with 20 beautifully illustrated fables.

We want to help everyone to understand complex economic and political theorems that are taught at colleges, with the brevity and wit of fables.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This project's currency is MXN (Mexican pesos). When converting to USD, you will find that the numbers are actually lower than they initially seem! $1 USD = ~$20 MXN

El objetivo de este proyecto es financiar la publicación un libro con 20 fábulas bellamente ilustradas.

Queremos ayudar a toda la gente a entender los complejos teoremas económicos y políticos que se enseñan en las universidades, con la brevedad y el ingenio de las fábulas.

The project consists of a book with 20 beautifully illustrated fables on six subjects:

  • Public administration
  • Economy
  • Government
  • Experts and knowledge in the society
  • Democratic decision-making processes
  • Life in society

All fables will be written in English and Spanish with an easy and accessible language appropiate for all ages.

Plus, at the end of each narration, an explanation is offered, clarifying key concepts and the theory behind the fable. Some basic bibliography on the subject for further reading is also included.

Our philosophy is simple: Learning is easier when it's fun.

 

El proyecto consiste en un libro con 20 fábulas bellamente ilustradas sobre seis temas:

  • Administración Pública
  • Economía
  • Gobierno
  • Expertos y conocimiento en la sociedad
  • Procesos democráticos para la toma de decisiones
  • Vida en la sociedad

Todas las fábulas estarán escritas en inglés y en español con un lenguaje fácil y accesible para todas las edades.

Además, al final de cada narración, se ofrece una explicación, aclarando los conceptos clave y la teoría detrás de la fábula. También se incluye una bibliografía básica sobre el tema para referencia.

Nuestra filosofía es simple: aprender es más fácil cuando es divertido.

 

Visit this page to read the fable The Bureaucratic Pigeons.

Visita esta página para leer la fábula Las Palomas Burocráticas. 

All backers will be invited as special guests to the book's presentation in Mexico City (date TDB; transport and lodging costs borne by the attendants).

Todos los patrocinadores serán invitados como asistentes especiales a la presentación del libro en la Ciudad de México (fecha por definir; gastos de transporte y alojamiento a cargo de los asistentes).

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* If you want, we can replace the avatar and include instead your company or organization's logo.

* Si lo deseas, podemos reemplazar el dibujo pequeño en el libro e incluir el logotipo de tu organización/empresa.

Pontus is really involved in the campaign!
Pontus is really involved in the campaign!

 

  • $80,000 MXP ► Funded!
  • $150,000 MXP ► +2 postcards (for all Special political donors and up!)
  • $200,000 MXP ► One extra illustrated fable!
  • $300,000 MXP ► +2 handmade stamps -- to chose from several different phrases (for all Special political donors and up!)
  • $400,000 MXP ► Another extra illustrated fable!
  • $500,000 MXP ► +1 printed illustration [signed] (for all Special political donors and up!)
  • $600,000 MXP ► Fun activities and games included in the e-book and the printed version
  • $700,000 MXP ► Stickers collection (6 pages, 3 English and 3 Spanish) with illustrations from the fables and phrases like "DON'T BE A FREE RIDER!" and "DEMOCRACY IS MASS OPPRESSION" (for all Special political donors and up!) +2 handmade stamps
  • $800,000 MXP ► Two extra illustrated fables! (for a total of 24!)
  • $900,000 MXP ► 2017-2018 wall callendar with illustrations from the fables (for all Special political donors and up!)
  • $1,000,000 MXP+ ► TDB 
  • $80,000 MXP ► ¡Financiado!
  • $150,000 MXP ► +2 postales (a partir de los Special political donors)
  • $200,000 MXP ► ¡Una fábula extra ilustrada!
  • $300,000 MXP ► +2 sellos artesanales -- a escoger de muchas frases distintas (a partir de los Special Political donors)
  • $400,000 MXP ► ¡Otra fábula extra ilustrada!
  • $500,000 MXP ► +1 ilustración impresa (a partir de los Special political donors)
  • $600,000 MXP ► Actividades divertidas y juegos incluidos en el libro electrónico y la versión impresa
  • $700,000 MXP ► Colección de estampas (6 juegos, 3 español y 3 inglés) con ilustraciones de las fábulas y frases como "¡NO SEAS UN FREE RIDER!" y "LA DEMOCRACIA ES LA OPRESIÓN DE LAS MASAS" (a partir de los Special political donors) +2 sellos artesanales
  • $800,000 MXP ► ¡Dos fábulas extra ilustradas! (¡para un total de 24!)
  • $900,000 MXP ► Calendario 2017-2018 con ilustraciones de las fábulas (a partir de los Special political donors)
  • $1,000,000 MXP+ ► Por definir

 

The funding will be used for two things:

  • first, to pay for the fables' translation with a professional translator;
  • second, to pay for a high-quality edition of the physical book.

The rest of the money will be used to make the rewards for our funders.

La financiación se utilizará para dos cosas:

  • primero, para realizar la traducción de las fábulas con un traductor profesional;
  • segundo, para pagar una edición de alta calidad para la publicación del libro.

El resto del dinero se usará para hacer las recompensas para nuestros patrocinadores.

We are three social scientists interested in disseminate some of the knowledge we have acquired in our universities and colleges.

Somos tres científicos sociales interesados en difundir parte del conocimiento que hemos adquirido en nuestras universidades.

 

All original illustrations for the fables were created by Mexican illustrator Enrique Gil.

Todas las ilustraciones originales para las fábulas fueron creadas por el ilustrador mexicano Enrique Gil.

 

 

We want to do our bit spreading academic knowledge among the public. We want infants, adults, and elderly to know the most thrilling economic and political lessons for all to be better prepared for a better tomorrow.

Queremos hacer nuestra parte difundiendo conocimiento académico entre el público. Queremos que los niños, adultos y ancianos conozcan las lecciones económicas y políticas más impactantes para que todos estén mejor preparados para un mejor mañana.

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Risks and challenges

We want to print the book in an environmentally friendly paper without sacrificing quality in the color illustrations. There are still some details to resolve, but we assure you that you will receive a beautiful illustrated book of the best quality.

Also, some of the rewards require detailed planning and effort. We will work hard to deliver them on time and with the excellent quality you deserve.

Queremos imprimir el libro en un papel ecológico sin sacrificar la calidad en las ilustraciones en color. Todavía hay algunos detalles que resolver, pero te aseguramos que recibirás un hermoso libro ilustrado de la mejor calidad.

Además, algunas de las recompensas requieren una planificación y un esfuerzo detallados. Trabajaremos muy duro para entregarlas a tiempo y con la excelente calidad que mereces.

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    • Digital thank you! / ¡Agradecimiento digital!
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    • Artistic photo of Pontus the hamster / Foto artística de Pontus
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    • Magnetic figure / Figura magnética
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    You now have patronage privileges for the appointment of public officials. Your name will be printed in the book accompanied by a political quote of your choosing.

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    You have earned the privilege to decide which policies we will support during our time in office. Your name will be printed in the book accompanied by an illustration created just for you (in the book and printed separatelly).

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    You can decide the candidate for running for office, with patronage and policy privileges--of course! Your will have a whole page in the the book just for yourself (you can tell us what you want in it).

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    • Authors' signature / Autógrafo de los autores
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    You can decide moslty anything you want in our political platform. Choose a candidate? Sure. Your cat appointed as Inspector General? You meow it! Your will have two whole pages in the book just for yourself.

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