Saturday, November 13, 2010

If You Can't Beat 'Em...

Well, it seems there are some folks out there a little brighter than me who have figured out that it's impossible to convince people that their 140 character attention spans are limiting their ability to understand the world and are instead trying to speak to them in a way they can follow. Nothing better than a little rap to explain the economic battle between John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek:

Now that so many have been lulled into a false sense of security that the lifeboats have saved us from the great recession and QE2 has left port, those two wacky old-timers are back at each other:

And if that's not enough rap and your curious about the seemingly inexplicable co-dependency of the American and Chinese economies and the failure of G20 to do better than Obama in Seoul this week to assuage market fears of currency wars ignited by the fiscal sailing, here's one more video to clear things up.Or not:

Aaaah, yes, non-rhyming rap never sounded worse, lucky we're still spending like drunken sailors. Maybe we'll get away from it and let this explain part of the solution. In case you missed it, the first Story of Stuff is here.

Were you confused about the sailing references earlier? If so, sorry, don't worry, here's a video to explain quantitative easing from the people who helped explain the Tea Party:

What's that you say? You need more? Worried that it all seems to be turning into a game to see how much of the wealth pie the rich will grab before we notice? Well, in keeping with today's easy on the blogger theme, here's the first of 23 videos explaining what a corporation is thanks to

Too bad they seem to be the only team in the last game left in town, so you might as well join 'em. Me, I'd prefer to try find another town, choice is what democracy was supposed to be about after all, no? (H/T: Self-Evident)