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Animated Bears on Economics by malekanoms

With few exceptions, videos on the economy have landed with a thud.  Though heavily applauded by the already converted, even the most well argued and cogent videos fail to reach people.  Are the concepts so arcane and difficult that the masses just recoil?  Or is the form the problem, not the content?

Four videos by malekanoms, totaling 700,000 views together support the latter view.  They are short, simple, animated, funny, and full of insight.  What can serious reformers learn from cartoon bears?

The Rich Get Richer Explained

Gas Prices Explained

Quantitative Easing Revisited


Bank Bailouts Explained


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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:

Scott is President of Common Ground-NYC (, a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens (more...)

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Wonderful article! Great videos! ... by Charles Roll on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 6:43:22 AM
These are great, Scott.  I'm sure I can figur... by Gary Murphy on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 2:36:58 PM