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The Atlantic is one of my favorite magazines and one that has spawned a strong online presence.  Recently the organization added a new series of economic explainer videos.  Written and hosted by Derek Thompson, the first six videos will roll-out over the next two weeks. Below is the first one: Why is Bottled Water So Expensive? Overall, I think the video is well done.  It's short, under 3 minutes and focuses on understanding.  Like all good explainer videos, the writing is the strongest part... Continue Reading

A Classic Economics Debate - As a Rap Music Video

Posted by: leelefever on April 29, 2011- 10:19am

Categories: economics, education, Explanation, money, video

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John Papola and Russ Roberts at http://EconStories.tv have made a second video that uses rap and a very well-produced music video to contrast the economic thoeries that are a big part of the political debate about what to do with a failing economy.  I'm really impressed with the format and content - and the song is actually kind of catchy too.  Fight of the Century: Keynes Vs. Hayek - Round Two: