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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

Scott Baker is a Senior Editor/Economics Editor and Writer at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post.
Scott Baker is President of Common Ground-NYC (, a Geoist/Georgist group. He has written dozens of (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